New Solar Cooling Book Published
New books on solar cooling demonstrate how solar cooling technology is being applied and highlights results from the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme’s work in this field (SHC Task 48: Quality Assurance & Support Measures for Solar Cooling Systems. The book “Solar Cooling: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems“ was published on June 25.
Date Posted: 9/3/2014

2014 Video Competition for Solar Thermal Researchers
Solarthermalworld.org’s second video competition for solar thermal researchers (supported by ESTIF and EUREC Agency) is underway, which is a great opportunity to increase the visibility of your work.
Date Posted: 8/25/2014

Press Release: Solar Heating Saves Over 79 Million Tons of CO2 Annually
Gleisdorf, Austria 8 July 2014. The International Energy Agency, Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) released their latest statistics on worldwide solar heating and cooling. With a growth of 9.4% in 2012, the installed capacity of solar collectors reached 269 GWth. The collectors provided 228 TWh of solar thermal energy, thus saving 79 million tons of CO2 emissions.
Date Posted: 7/8/2014

IEA SHC Programme Elects Australian Ken Guthrie as Chairman
10 June 2014. Australian sustainable energy expert, Ken Guthrie, has been elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Program (IEA SHC) for the next two years.
Date Posted: 6/10/2014

SHC 2014 is Now Open for the Submission of Abstracts
The SHC 2014 website is now live and open for the submission of abstracts — deadline May 30, 2014.
Date Posted: 2/6/2014

Solar Update February 2014 Now Online
The latest issue of the IEA SHC Programme’s newsletter, Solar Update is now online. This issue has articles covering a variety to topics ranging from solar thermal activities in Canada to lighting retrofits to SHC publications to download and read.
Date Posted: 2/6/2014

World’s Largest Solar District Heating Plant Begins Operation in February
Dronninglund Solar District Heating Plant in Denmark is now established: 37,000 m² collectors (26 MWth) and 60,000 m3 seasonal storage.
Date Posted: 2/1/2014

Press Release: SHC 2013 ends on a high note: Solar heating and cooling has big role to play in buildings and industry
SHC 2013, the 2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry ended today in Freiburg, Germany.
Date Posted: 9/26/2013

Press Release: SHC SOLAR AWARD 2013 to Drake Landing Company – 52 homes heated with 98% solar
24 September 2013. The IEA Solar Heating Programme (IEA SHC) has presented its 2013 SHC SOLAR AWARD to the Drake Landing Company from Canada, comprised of four organizations – United Communities (developer), Sterling Homes (builder), ATCO Gas (utility), and the Town of Okotoks (municipality)...
Date Posted: 9/23/2013

Press Release: SHC 2013 opens: Solar Heating and Cooling takes centre stage at international conference in Freiburg, Germany
SHC 2013, the 2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry opens today in Freiburg, Germany.
Date Posted: 9/22/2013

Press Release: Fraunhofer ISE Showcases Product Innovations at Exhibition
An exhibition taking place in front of the Congress Center Concert Hall in Freiburg between September 23 and 25 unveils how solar collectors manufactured from plastic may look in the future.
Date Posted: 9/18/2013

Press Release: Invitation to SHC 2013
SHC 2013 is this year’s primary meeting point for experts from solar thermal and solar buildings. If you want to learn more about the state-of-the-art in solar heating/cooling or if you want to meet the leading experts in this field, register for SHC 2013: www.shc2013.org
Date Posted: 9/16/2013

SHC 2013 Early Bird Deadline
Don't miss to attend the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, from September 23-25, 2013 in Freiburg, Germany. Register before August 07 and benefit from the discounted early bird rates.
Date Posted: 7/30/2013

Press Release: Solar Thermal Energy Week in Germany’s Black Forest
This September, Germany’s Black Forest will be the top spot for solar thermal experts from all around the world...
Date Posted: 7/15/2013

Solar Update June 2013 Now Online
Read the latest IEA SHC Newsletter now online.
Date Posted: 5/31/2013

Solar Award Nominations Due April 1
Don't miss the deadline to submit your nominations for the 2013 Solar Award.
Date Posted: 3/27/2013

12 April 2013: Australian Solar Cooling 2013 Conference
15 March 2013. The Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG) supported by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH) will hold its 2013 solar cooling conference at CSIRO’s North Ryde Auditorium on Friday April 12, 2013.
Date Posted: 3/19/2013

SHC Solar Award 2013 - Call for Nomination
For over 30 years, the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating & Cooling (SHC) Programme has worked to expand the use of solar energy for heating and cooling.
Date Posted: 2/14/2013

SHC 2012 Conference Proceedings
January 8, 2013
Date Posted: 1/8/2013

Task News

Industry Workshop on Solar Process Heat
Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for Industry
Date Posted: 7/22/2014

6th Expert Meeting in Milano
25th to 26th of September
Date Posted: 7/4/2014

Workshop: Energy Supply for Intensified Processes
Exchange views on the effect of intensifed processes on industrial energy supply
Date Posted: 2/28/2014

Largest solar thermal plant is a SHIP application
39,300 m² solar thermal plant in Chile
Date Posted: 10/22/2013

4th expert meeting took place in Evora, Portugal
3-4 Oct 2013
Date Posted: 10/22/2013

New SHIP application at Goesser brewery, Austria
A 1,470 m² solar thermal collector field provides hot water for the mashing process in the brewery Goess, Austria. The mashing process has been changed to a low-temperature-process by integrating additional heat exchanger plates...
Date Posted: 10/22/2013

Task 48 2012 Highlights Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 49 2012 Highlights Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 49 New Work Plan Posted
February 15, 2012
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 49 Releases Brochure
July 26, 2012
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 49 Highlights 2011 Now Online
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 47 Symposium Presentation are Now Online
The presentations from the Task 47 Seminar - Renovation of Non-Residential Buildings towards Sustainable Standards are now online.
Date Posted: 4/15/2014

Public task 47 Symposium in Frankfurt 3.April 2014
3. April 2014 at Messe Frankfurt, Hall 4.2, Room "Dimensions" Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1. The symposium is organized in connection with the Exhibition "Light + Building 2014". The purpose with symposium is to present the main outcome of the task...
Date Posted: 3/18/2014

Questionnaire about methods & tools used for lighting retrofit of buildings
In order to analyze workflows and needs in practical retrofitting processes, an online questionnaire was developed.
Date Posted: 2/10/2014

Questionnaire on Methods & Tools Used for Lighting Retrofit of Buildings
As a way to analyze the workflows and needs in practical retrofitting processes, a questionnaire has been created in a web-based survey system.
Date Posted: 2/1/2014

Press Release: Australian Solar Cooling Standard Published
Standards Australia has published the world’s first Solar Cooling standard. The standard “Solar heating and cooling systems – Calculation of energy consumption” provides a means of predicting the performance of desiccant based solar cooling systems and fan coil solar heating systems.
Date Posted: 9/4/2013

Press Release: Workshop on Heat Rejection for Solar Cooling Systems – Bad Krozingen, Germany 27 Sept 2013
3 September 2013. Solar cooling experts of the IEA SHC project "Quality Assurance and Support Measures for Solar Cooling (Task 48)" share their experience at SolaRueck event.
Date Posted: 9/3/2013

Task 39 Exhibition at SHC 2013
September 23-25, 2013
Date Posted: 7/1/2013

IREC, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research Job Announcements
IREC, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, based in Barcelona is currently seeking applicants to join the Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group.
Date Posted: 6/26/2013

Next IEA SHC Task 49/IV meeting in Bilbao Spain (16/17/18. October 2013)
Date Posted: 6/20/2013

Task 48 5th Experts Meeting Registration Now Online
You can now register for the Task 48 5th Experts Meeting to be held September 30-October 1, 2013 in Freiberg, Germany.
Date Posted: 6/9/2013

International Conference TOWARDS NET ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS Aalborg University Copenhagen Denmark April 30 2013
Presentations from the International Conference TOWARDS NET ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS are now available on-line.
Date Posted: 5/30/2013

A Review of Market-Available Solar Thermal Heat Pump Systems
Task 44 has just published their report on Market-Available Solar Thermal Heat Pump Systems.
Date Posted: 5/28/2013

Research and development positions open in Thermal Energy Storage
The CICenergigune, R&D institute in Spain, has several positions open for PhD, Post-Doc, and group leader in Thermal Energy Storage. Also, candidates for the position of Scientific Director TES are sought.
Date Posted: 4/19/2013

Task 47 Seminar Presentations Online
Task 47 held a seminar on April 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The presentations for that semianr are now online.
Date Posted: 4/12/2013

Task 44 Newsletter February 2013
Check out the Task 44 Newsletter
Date Posted: 3/4/2013

Task 47 Highlights 2012 Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 42 2012 Highlights Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 39 2012 Highlights Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 40 2012 Highlights Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 41 2012 Highlights Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 44 2012 Highlights Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 46 2012 Highlights Now Online
Date Posted: 2/12/2013

Task 42 9th Experts Meetings Scheduled
The next Task 42/29 Experts Meeting will take place from 15 to 17 April 2013 in Freiburg, Germany.
Date Posted: 2/11/2013

Strengthening Solar Heat for Industrial Processes -- IEA SHC Launches New Research Project
May 24, 2012
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 48 Has New Flyer
October 2011
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Solar Cooling / Solar Assisted Heat Pumps: Update on R&D in these two fields thanks to the IEA SHC Programme - Full Press Package
October 10, 2011
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Presentations of solar cooling session at Intersolar Europe now available for download
July 5, 2012
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Momentum in solar cooling growing: Large industrial corporations entering the field
July 5, 2012
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 48 Highlights 2011 Now Online
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 45 Highlights 2011 Now Online
December 2011
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Presentations from Task45 1st Expert Meeting
April 5-6, 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 44 / Annex 38 Newsletter June 2012
Task 44 / Annex 38 Newsletter June 2012
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 44 / Annex 38 Highlights 2011 Now Online
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 42 Highlights 2011 Now Online
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Job: Researcher Responsible for Laboratory Activities
Institute for Renewable Energy Apply by December 15, 2012
Date Posted: 11/27/2012

Task 39 Handbook is Available Now!
Polymeric Materials for Solar Thermal Applications - October 2012 Order Now
Date Posted: 11/26/2012