TASK 40: Net Zero Energy Solar Buildings

The objective of the Task is to study current net-zero, near net-zero and very low energy buildings and to develop a common understanding, a harmonized international definitions framework, tools, innovative solutions and industry guidelines.

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
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Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD)

 


Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

 


European Copper Institute

Publication Highlight
Solar Heat Worldwide 2014

The latest edition of Solar Heat Worldwide is now available.  The report includes a preview of 2013, and an overview of total solar capacity in operation and newly installed capacity worldwide in 2012.  Read More >>

Task Highlight
TASK 1:

Since accurate simulation models are important tools for solar system designers, IEA SHC researchers devoted most of their efforts to the assessment and improvement of computer models used to predict the performance of active solar heating systems.