IEA SHC

  • IEA SHC: Start of International Research Network on GW-Sized Solar Thermal Plants

    IEA SHC: Start of International Research Network on GW-Sized Solar Thermal Plants

    The IEA’s solar heating and cooling programme has begun its research activities on solar thermal systems of gigawatt size. Scientists, industry representatives and utilities have been invited to participate in a definition workshop for a new task in the Austrian city of...
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  • Turkey: Great Achievements with Little Policy Support

    Turkey: Great Achievements with Little Policy Support

    The interest in technology and market research on the solar heating and cooling sector is growing. The number of countries participating in the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) increased significantly over the last two years from 20 to 25 nations. One of the most recent...

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  • SHC 2015 in Turkey: Submit a Paper until 6 July

    SHC 2015 in Turkey: Submit a Paper until 6 July

    After San Francisco, Freiburg and Beijing, it is now Istanbul’s turn to host the next international conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2015, from 2 to 4 December 2015. This year, the IEA SHC is partnering with the European Solar Thermal Industry...
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  • Germany: Polymer Collector Design for EUR 25 Production

    Germany: Polymer Collector Design for EUR 25 Production

    During project ExKoll, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Fraunhofer ISE, have developed a new low-cost design for solar thermal collectors. The entire production of an 80 cm x 160 cm collector made of polypropylene (PP, drawing on the right) with an...
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  • Austria: Task 42 Meeting on Compact Thermal Energy Storage Systems

    Austria: Task 42 Meeting on Compact Thermal Energy Storage Systems

    IEA-SHC Task 42, entitled Compact Thermal Energy Storage, has entered into its final year and will end in December 2015. In February 2015, 44 scientists met for the 13th Experts Task Meeting in Vienna, Austria, to discuss the characterisation and development of materials for...
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  • Norway: Research Community Visits Estate Built with Polymer Collectors

    Norway: Research Community Visits Estate Built with Polymer Collectors

    Norwegian collector manufacturer Aventa and the University of Oslo’s Department of Physics jointly hosted two meetings in the middle of October: The meeting of Task 39 (Polymeric Materials for Solar Thermal Applications) of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and...
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  • China: SHC 2014 and Solar Thermal Industry Exhibition

    China: SHC 2014 and Solar Thermal Industry Exhibition

    After San Francisco, USA, and Freiburg, Germany, this year’s venue for the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry is going to be the Chinese capital, Beijing. Researchers from all around the world have been invited to attend the annual...
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  • Embedded thumbnail for Nigel Cotton, Solarthermalworld.org, at SHC 2013

    Nigel Cotton, Solarthermalworld.org, at SHC 2013

    This is an interview with Nigel Cotton, founder of Solarthermalworld.org, held during SHC 2013 in Freiburg in September 2013. Nigel discusses the 2013 Solarthermalworld.org Research Video Competition, explaining how it looks to improve the accessibility of solar thermal...

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  • Embedded thumbnail for Maria Christina Munar, Solar Energy Laboratory Laussane, at SHC 2013

    Maria Christina Munar, Solar Energy Laboratory Laussane, at SHC 2013

    This is an interview with Maria Christina Munar Probst, of the Solar Energy Laboratory Laussange, at SHC 2013 in Freibug in September 2013. Munar Probst discusses her research as part of a European project on the development and design of an unglazed coloured facade collector system.

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  • Embedded thumbnail for Korbinian Kramer, Fraunhofer ISE, at SHC 2013

    Korbinian Kramer, Fraunhofer ISE, at SHC 2013

    This interview was held with Korbinian Kramer, Head of Test Lab at Fraunhofer ISE, at SHC 2013 in Freiburg in September 2013. Kramer discussed the path toward harmonisation and certification of standards for solar thermal technology.

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  • Embedded thumbnail for Katharina Resch, University of Leoben, at SHC 2013

    Katharina Resch, University of Leoben, at SHC 2013

    This interview was held with Katharina Resch, Assistant Professor at the University of Leoben, at SHC 2013 in Freiburg in September 2013. Katharina discusses bio plastics for Solar Thermal Applications.

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