TASK 61: Solutions for Daylighting & Electric Lighting

This Task will foster the integration of daylight and electric lighting solutions to the benefits of higher user satisfaction and at the same time energy savings.

IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Technology Collaboration Programme

The Solar Heating and Cooling Technology Collaboration Programme (SHC TCP) 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 SHC TCP'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

SHC Solar Award Nominations Open until May 1

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SHC 2019

What's New
  • Solar heat for desalination and metal recovery - Small desalination systems could help fight water scarcity, recover precious metals from industrial water, and treat wastewater from food processing so it can be re-used for field irrigation. (Posted: 2019-06-04)
  • Go-to-market strategies for industrial solar heat - Within the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, preparations have been made to establish a new international research platform focusing on nearly market-ready technology and processes for industrial solar heat (SHIP) with temperatures of up to about 400 °C. (Posted: 2019-06-03)
  • Seasonal pit heat storage: Cost benchmark of 30 EUR/m3 - Denmark has had a steep – but successful – learning curve with regard to the cost and efficiency of seasonal pit heat storage, which is used to store sunlight in summer for heating purposes in winter. Take Sunstore 3, for example, a 60,000 m3 pit heat storage system built at a cost of 38 EUR/m3 of storage capacity in the town of Dronninglund in 2014: It has now reached a storage efficiency of more than 90 %. (Posted: 2019-06-03)
  • German Energy consultants recommend solar thermal - The solar thermal industry cannot complain about a lack of enthusiasm among energy consultants: When asked in a survey by Task 54 of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) what renewable heating technology was the most suited to work in concert with conventional sources of energy in residential buildings, they chose solar thermal over heat pumps, photovoltaic generators and biomass boilers. (Posted: 2019-06-03)
  • Solar Cooling at Intersolar 2019 - his year’s Intersolar Europe, which took place in Munich, featured a conference session titled Solar, the new cool? Among the speakers at this solar cooling event, held on 15 May, were Daniel Mugnier and Uli Jakob, former members of the IEA SHC research platform New Generation Solar Cooling & Heating Systems (2014-2018), who gave an update on the current situation in the market and spoke about prospects for growth. (Posted: 2019-06-03)
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Solar Heat Worldwide
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Solar Heat Worldwide 2017

The cumulated solar thermal capacity in operation by end of 2017 was 472 GWth (675 million square meters). Compared to the year 2000 the installed capacity grew by the factor 7.6.  -- Read More

Publication Highlight
Solar UpdateSolar Update

The December 2018 edition of the IEA SHC Newsletter, Solar Update is now available. The Newsletter contains information on SHC 2019 Conference, Next Generation Cooling, Interview: Daniel Mugnier, EuroSun 2018, Standards and Certification, Interview: Jan Erik Nielsen, Solar Academy, Advanced Solar Storage, Horizon 2020, Country Highlight: Portugal, New SHC Publications, SHC Members,and more. -- Read More

 

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