EVENT 20/12: Solar Heating — Challenges and Opportunities for District Heating

NGO Ecoclub and partners conducted a number of activities related to district heating in the project Change Agents for a Green Society. Local authorities representatives are in a difficult situation when they cannot provide high-quality central heating services due to limited energy sources and chronic problems of the system, and do not imagine all potentially possible technical solutions to improve the existing situation. In Ukraine, discussions are ongoing regarding potential solutions to replace natural gas as the main energy carrier for the production of thermal energy for heating. We have already presented one of the possible options, i.e. heat pumps, at a webinar. Another option is solar heating. And that is what the event at 20th december is about.


  • Target audience: Ukrainian representatives of local authorities, civil society
  • Event date: 20th December, 10:30 EET, 9:30 CET
  • Platform: Zoom
  • The number of participants: up to 80 people
  • The event will have simultaneous translations

Issues covered in the event

  • Technical features of using thermal energy for heating (primarily in district heating systems)
  • Restrictions on the use of solar energy for heating
  • Economic aspects of using solar energy for district heating
  • Tools for quick calculation of the use of solar energy for heating, in particular district heating


  • Welcome by the organizers
    • Tonny Brink, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy
    • Gunner Boye Olesen, Coordinator, International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE-Europe)
    • Kostiantyn Krynytskyi, Ecoaction
    • Dmytro Sakaliuk, EcoClub NGO
  • Solar Heating: Technical and economic features for use for heating with main focus on district heating
    • Questions and answers
  • Solar Heating: Ukrainian examples, calculated with weather data from Ukraine
    • Questions and answers
  • Survey on upcoming event topics
  • Conclusion of the event

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