TASK 55: Large SHC Systems for District Heating

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

 

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Publication Highlight
Solar Update - November 2105

The latest edition of the SHC newsletter Solar Update is now available.  The newsletter includes articles on a SHC 2015 Conference, Solar Heat Worldwide, Energy Reserves, Task 54: Price Reductions, Task 53: Solar Cooling 2.0, Task 46: Solar Measurements, Task 51: Solar Education, Country Highlight: Spain, SHC Report Highlights, and Current Members List.  Read More >>

Task Highlight
TASK 29:

One of the most promising applications for active solar heating worldwide is the drying of agricultural products.