IEA SHC

  • IEA SHC: Levelised Cost of Heat and the Calculations behind It

    IEA SHC: Levelised Cost of Heat and the Calculations behind It

    The main objective of IEA SHC Task 52, Solar Thermal in Energy Supply Systems in Urban Environments, is to call attention to both the technical and economic aspects of solar heating and cooling usage in densely populated urban areas. Urban planners and commercial clients want to...
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  • IEA SHC Programme Scales up its International Research Network

    IEA SHC Programme Scales up its International Research Network

    The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) broadens its sponsor network. The most recent members are the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), headquartered in Germany, and the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) based in Qatar. ISES joined as a Sponsor...
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  • TASK 54

    Brussels: Travel Where Politics and Funding Meet

    The organiser of the two day conference Solar Thermal Energy for Europe 2020 is inviting stakeholders from the industry and solar heating and cooling researchers to Brussels, Belgium, on 24 and 25 May to offer them first-hand information on Horizon 2020 calls, an exchange of ideas and...
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  • Hashtags

    #SolarThermal: Increasing Visibility through Harmonised Hashtags

    The solar heating and cooling (SHC) sector needs to increase visibility on social media channels. This was the shared belief of the three major SHC institutions – the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) and...
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    SHC 2015 / Solar Heating and Cooling: Facing the challenges

    Whilst photovoltaics is gaining ground, solar heating and cooling is facing challenges in many countries of the world. What are the difficulties to be overcome? What measures need to be taken? How can costs be reduced? And can the secor remain optimistic after all?

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  • Austria: Optimising of Large-scale Collector Fields

    Austria: Optimising of Large-scale Collector Fields

    One key aspect of the energy and cost optimisation of large-scale collector fields (called arrays in this news) is collector array hydraulics. Optimal connection is achieved when (1) the costs and length of the connecting pipes is small, (2) the pressure drop over the entire array is low...
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    Ute Collier at SHC 2015: Policy Making for Solar Thermal Energy

    How can the solar heating sector get more political support? Find out in this video interview with Ute Collier, Senior Programme Leader at the International Energy Agency´s Renewable Energy Policy Division. This video was recorded at the SHC 2015 conference in Istanbul by solarthermalworld.org...
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    Jean Christophe Hadorn at SHC 2015: Industry Meets Research

    How can the solar heating and cooling industry profit from the IEA SHC programme? Find out in this video interview with Jean Christophe Hadorn, Member of Executive Commitee of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA SHC programme). This video was recorded at...
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    Sabine Putz at SHC 2015: Large Scale Solar Thermal Systems

    How can large scale solar thermal systems drive down the costs? Find out in this video interview with Sabine Putz, R&D Manager and COO of the Austrian energy service company SOLID, that specialises in large scale solar heating projects. This video was recorded at the SHC 2015 conference in...
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