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