TASK 55: Integrating Large SHC Systems into DHC Networks

The Task aims to develop technical and economic requirements for a commercial market introduction of solar district heating and cooling (DHC) in a broad range of countries.

IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency, to promote the use of all aspects of solar thermal energy. The Programme's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of experts from member countries and the European Union.

The benefits of this approach are:

  • accelerates the pace of technology development
  • promotes standardization
  • enhances national R&D programmes
  • permits national specialization
  • saves time and money

Collaborating Organizations

Save the Date!
SHC 2017 together with SWC 2017
October 29 - November 2, 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE SHC 2017: Save the Date - October 29 - November 2, 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAESolar World Congress - SWC 2017

 

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Solar Update

The December 2016 edition of the IEA SHC Newsletter, Solar Update is now available. The Newseletter contains infomration on SHC 2017 Conference, solar district heating, advanced lighting solutions, lighting retrofits, solar energy and urban planning, a Canadian solar community, and Slovakia joins IEA SHC. Read More

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TASK 36:

The goal of IEA/SHC Task36 "Solar Resource Knowledge Management" is to provide the solar energy industry, the electricity sector, governments, and renewable energy organizations and institutions with the most suitable and accurate information of the solar radiation resources at the Earth's surface in easily-accessible formats.