Stirling Engine, Solar & Efficient Heat for Eco-village in Hjortshøj, Denmark.
An outstanding heating heating system for an eco-village
of 105 households with wood-chip and wood pellet boilers, a small (35
kW electric) combined heat and power plant with a stirling engine, solar
heating. For 23 houses also pulsating district heating to reduce heat
losses in the network.
Ecovillage "Andelssamfundet i Hjortshøj" is
an intentional community started in 1991 on the edge of the village Hjortshøj
near the Danish smaller city "Århus". The aims include
to allow interested people from the Århus area to live a more environmental
lifestyle including use of local renewable energy supply, and to create
a living space with more community activities than normally found in
Until 2002, the heating was provided by a wood pellet boiler, but then it was decided to increase the heating station with a wood-chip boiler and a stirling engine for combined heat and power production.
Read longer description (2 pages, 76 kB pdf)
the Hjortshøj eco-village own website