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Cost analysis of district heating compared to its competing technologies
It is a common misunderstanding that district heating is an investment expensive technology. In this paper it is shown that the total investment costs are typically lower than for competing technologies. Due to the fact that district heating is invariant to the heat source it can easily be the cleanest heating option available and further, it provides the best possible means to match the energy quality to the energy need.
This paper (2013) sheds some light on: a) the investment cost when establishing district heating network for inner and outer cities; b) the cost of a few of the available heat sources for district heating; c) how district heating, cost wise, compares to other heating technologies available.
Authors: O. Gudmundsson (Danfoss), J. E. Thorsen (Danfoss) & L. Zhang (Technical University of Denmark)
Keywords: district heating, renewables, energy, efficiency, environmentally friendly, gas emissions
- Business models and financing
Type of Content
- Scientific article