Largest solar project connected to district heating unveiled in France


Utilities La Française de l’Energie and ÉNES have announced the largest solar energy plant connected to heating in Creutzwald, France.

The thermal solar energy project in Creutzwald is the largest in France injecting heat produced into a district heating network.

The project produces 2,610MWh of energy per annum, equivalent to the heating needs of 190 households.

The plant will operational by the end of summer in 2020 and will produce 100% of the needs of the heating network in the summer period.

The system is located 150m away from ENES Creutzwald district heating network and is based on a proven technology already deployed in the Nordic countries.

The project will support the ecological transition of the Grand Est Region and will supply in short circuits to residential sectors, industries, SMEs, numerous public infrastructures, and will multiply by six the percentage of renewable energy provided of the local network.

The project will help La Française de l’Energie to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 560 tons per year.

ADEME (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energiehas provided a subsidy of €1.3 million, based on a global investment of € 2.4 million.

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