IEA SHC

  • Linz workshop Task 54

    IEA SHC Task 54: Solar Thermal Cost Reductions

    The objective of IEA SHC Task 54 is to reduce the purchase price of solar thermal systems by up to 40 % across the entire value chain. To achieve this, the project partners have been evaluating technical and non-technical cost-saving potential, with low-cost materials, such as polymers, and...
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    SHC 2017 / Jaideep Malaviya: Solar Process Heat for the Industry in India

    India is facing a quickly growing energy demand. At the same time, the country has ambitious targets for carbon reduction. Solar Heat for industrial processes (SHIP) may help overcoming this challenge. Jaideep Malaviya, partner of the programme "Solar Payback" talks about chances, challenges and...
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    SHC 2017 / Daniel Mugnier: Solar Cooling in the MENA region

    In the gulf region, most of the electricity is consumed for cooling. Air conditioning driven by PV or solar thermal collectors could save the energy demand, leaving more fuel for export. Daniel Mugnier says, the Solar Heating and Cooling Conference 2017 in Abu Dhabi might be the beginning of a...

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  • IEA Paper: How to Decarbonise the Industrial Sector

    IEA Paper: How to Decarbonise the Industrial Sector

    The industrial sector is the hardest to decarbonise. “Stakeholders are in fierce competition, so to adapt any source that is even slightly more expensive than the fossil fuels they are used to is difficult,” Cédric Philibert, Senior Analyst in the IEA Renewable Energy Division, said during...
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    SHC 2017 / Hans Josef Fell: Renewables can supply the world by 100

    For small and medium size renewable energy projects, feed-in tariffs are still the most adequate political framework, says Hans-Josef Fell. A study by the Energy Watch Group shows how renewables can supply energy for the whole world.

    This video was filmed during the Solar Heating and...

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    SHC 2017 / Helvi Ileka: Solar Heat reduces Energy Imports for Namibia

    Namibia is southern Africa´s front runner in terms of solar energy. Solar could provide energy security for the country that depends heavily on fuel imports. This includes power and water heating for homes, but also heat for the food and mining industry and desalination of water. Helvi Ileka...

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    SHC 2017 / Maria Wall: Solar Energy in Urban Planning

    In ancient Rome, urban citizens had a "right to light" that was limiting the densification of cities to get sufficient daylight and also natural ventilation. With electric lighting and mechanical ventilation, this got forgotten. Maria Wall explains why the increasing use of solar energy and...

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  • Task 56 meeting

    IEA SHC Task 56: Cooperation on Energy Balance and Building Design Tools

    Facades of residential and tertiary buildings offer enough space for daylight control and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Active envelope solutions include facade-integrated solar thermal collectors, PV panels, daylight control systems or panels containing...
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    IEA SHC Task 52: Solar Thermal’s Role in 2050 Energy Mix

    What role solar thermal will play in the energy sector in 2050 is one of the principal questions that the international Task 52 research project Solar Heat and Energy Economics in Urban Environments intends to answer. As part of this IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme task,...
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  • Royal Seaport Stockholm

    IEA SHC Solar Academy: Solar Planning in Times of Rapid City Growth

    Just as on Stockholm’s coastline shown in the photo, cities are seeing new neighbourhoods develop or old ones restored and expanded at a rapid pace. Urban planning is a highly complex issue, especially if it involves low-carbon living solutions and environmental regulations. The main...
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    IEA SHC: New Task to Use Solar Energy for Water Treatment

    On 18 September, there will be a definition meeting for a new task called Solar Energy in Industrial Water Management in Gleisdorf, Austria. The initiator of this international research project within the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme is Christoph Brunner from Austrian...
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