Task News

IEA SHC Task 56: IEA SHC Task 56: “Facade-integrated HVAC components pose a Challenge for all parties involved”
The integration of solar facade solutions into the HVAC and lighting system of a building can only be successful if it is coordinated with architects and building engineers. A good forum to get in touch with architecture professionals is the annual Advanced Building Skins Conference (ABS) in Switzerland.
Posted: 2016-11-29

IEA SHC Task 57: Global Solar Certification Network: Facilitating International High-Quality Collector Trade
The recent approval of Working Rules means that the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN) can now accept membership applications. The reuse of test and inspection reports in different certification schemes will be possible at the beginning of 2017.
Posted: 2016-11-29

IEA SHC Task 56: Facade-integrated HVAC components pose a Challenge for all parties involved
Read the article by B. Epp on SolarThermalWorld.org.
Posted: 2016-11-23

IEA SHC Task 54: Cost Study in Switzerland: Solar Thermal Systems Cost Almost Twice as Much as in Austria
The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has published a study on end customer prices for solar thermal systems in Switzerland.
Posted: 2016-11-10

IEA SHC Task 46: IEA SHC Task 46: Bankable Solar Data Sets for Concentrating Technologies
Whether investors put their money into large-scale concentrating solar heat and power systems, solar district heating plants or photovoltaic fields, they need to be able to rely on data sets to include the uncertainty and variability of input information.
Posted: 2016-11-04

IEA SHC Task 50: IEA SHC Task 50: Lighting Industry Explores Contracting Solutions
LED technology has greatly changed the face of the lighting market: In just a few years, lighting systems have become twice as efficient and half as expensive.
Posted: 2016-10-24

IEA SHC Task 51: IEA SHC Task 51: German Summer School Educates Students on Solar Urban Planning
The summer school called City in Transition (Stadt im Wandel) ended with a public presentation of the project designs from four student groups on Monday, 26 September, in Berlin, Germany.
Posted: 2016-10-24

IEA SHC Task 51: IEA SHC: Attractive Solar Solutions for Urban and Landscape Planning
How can urban planners be convinced to consider solar energy technologies in municipality projects? This is the key challenge faced by the international group of researchers of Task 51,
Posted: 2016-10-20

IEA SHC Task 55: District heating: “The industry is very optimistic about its future prospects”
District heating has a long history in Scandinavia: The international symposium on district heating was launched there in 1987. In the meantime, the technology has reached the global stage and the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling was the first one supported by the IEA District Heating and Cooling programme (IEA DHC).
Posted: 2016-10-20

IEA SHC Task 56: 2nd Experts Meeting at Darmstadt Technical University
23 experts from 16 partner organisations joined the meeting in Darmstadt, on 13 and 14 September, followed by excursions to "ETA Factory - The energy efficient model factory of the future" and Merck Window Technologies in Darmstadt.
Posted: 2016-09-28

IEA SHC Task 54: Launch of Questionnaire on Installation
Questionnaire on installation of solar thermal systems now available in German, English and French.
Posted: 2016-09-16

IEA SHC Task 54: Task 54 now on Twitter
Task 54 is now on Twitter. You can find us via @IEA_SHC_Task54. Tell us what you think about our goals and join the network.
Posted: 2016-09-09

IEA SHC Task 54: IEA SHC: Cost Reduction Analysis Workshops at German University of Stuttgart
http://www.solarthermalworld.org/content/iea-shc-cost-reduction-analysis-workshops-german-university-stuttgart
Posted: 2016-09-09

IEA SHC Task 54: KOST / TEWISOL Information Day, 5 October 2016
ITW Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 10, 70569 Stuttgart, 5 October 2016, 12:00 - 16:00
Posted: 2016-07-26

IEA SHC Task 54: Solar Thermal Costs Published in Solar Heat World Wide 2016
Webinar: Global View on Solar Heating and Cooling Market online
Posted: 2016-07-26

IEA SHC Task 54: 3rd Task 54 Experts Meeting in Stuttgart, Germany
Join the 3rd Task 54 Experts Meeting in Stuttgart, 6-7 October 2016.
Posted: 2016-07-26

IEA SHC Task 56: Task 56 Partners session at Advanced Building Skins conference
Five presentations from Task 56 partners will be given in Session D1 "Façade Integrated HVAC components" at the 11th Conference on Advanced Building Skins, 10-11 October 2016 in Bern, Switzerland.
Posted: 2016-07-15

IEA SHC Task 52: German Energy Transformation Scenarios: Solar Thermal As Optional, Not Mandatory Technology for Least Cost Solutions
How much will the transformation of the German energy industry cost if it is to reach greenhouse gas emissions reductions of at least 80 % by 2050?
Posted: 2016-07-06

IEA SHC Task 57: ISO 9806 is being revised
ISO 9806 is being revised with approval expected before end of 2016.
Posted: 2016-06-29

IEA SHC Task 52: 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 know the costs compared to the energy output generated by various solar heating technologies.
Posted: 2016-05-31

IEA SHC Task 43: Austria: Award-Winning Energy Service Company Publishes ESCO Model Fact Sheets
Energy Service Companies (ESCO) have become pioneers in the development of financing and operating models for various energy sector customers. Every two years, the so-called Contracting Award highlights exemplary ESCO projects in Germany (“Contracting” is the German word for Energy Service Contracts).
Posted: 2016-05-26

IEA SHC Task 53: IEA SHC: Industry Workshop in Spain Shows Solar Cooling’s Global Opportunities
The latest R&D developments in solar cooling presented during a workshop in Madrid, Spain, on 11 April sparked great interest among the attendees from the international air conditioning industry.
Posted: 2016-05-16

IEA SHC Task 56: IEA SHC: Task 56 Kick-Off Meeting on Building Integrated Solar
Almost 30 experts from 25 partner organisations met in Bolzano, Italy, on 21 and 22 March for the kick-off meeting of IEA SHC Task 56, Building Integrated Solar Envelope Systems for HVAC and Lighting.
Posted: 2016-05-16

IEA SHC Task 51: IEA SHC TASK 51: “Integrate Energy Perspectives into Spatial Planning of Urban Areas”
During COP21 in Paris last December, 1,000 mayors and local leaders pledged themselves to a 100 % renewable future of their municipalities by 2050.
Posted: 2016-05-16

IEA SHC Task 54: 2nd experts meeting takes place in Florence, Italy from 3-4 May 2016
For more information, please see our events page.
Posted: 2016-04-12

IEA SHC Task 54: Postponed: SHC Task 54 Workshop in Brussels, Belgium
NEW DATE: May 25th, 12:30 - 14:00, Brussels, Belgium Due to the recent events in Brussels the Organizing Committee of the ESTTP decided to postpone the ESTTP workshop to 24-25 May 2016. The Task 54 Workshop will still be held as part of the ESTTP workshop, its new date is Wednesday, May 25th, 2016...
Posted: 2016-04-05

IEA SHC Task 56: Successful start of Task 56
Summary of the meeting and interview with the Operating Agent at Solarthermalworld.org.
Posted: 2016-04-03

IEA SHC Task 56: Task 56 Kick-off "In the News" by EURAC Research
In German language.
Posted: 2016-04-03

IEA SHC Task 57: 4th Meeting in the Global Solar Certification Network
The 4th Meeting of the Global Solar Certification Network was held in Berlin in March 2016. The revised Working Rules for the Global Solar Certification Network were approved.
Posted: 2016-03-29

IEA SHC Task 57: First Task 57 Experts meeting held in Berlin March 2016.
The First Task 57 Experts Meeting was held on March 10-11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
Posted: 2016-03-29

IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat: "It all depends on the conventional heating equipment"
Dr Bastian Schmitt can look back at more than ten years of experience in the field of solar process heat. As part of his doctoral thesis, the mechanical engineer developed a classification system for the integration of solar thermal systems providing process heat on industrial premises.
Posted: 2016-03-04

IEA SHC Task 42: Task Definition Workshop: Compact Thermal Energy Storage
Task Definition Meeting for the new IEA SHC and ECES joint Task/Annex Compact THermal Energy Storage will be held in Graz, Austria, on April 6-8, 2016.
Posted: 2016-02-18

IEA SHC Task 49: 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 and (3) there is homogeneous mass flow distribution across the entire field.
Posted: 2016-01-22

IEA SHC Task 48: Solar Cooling: Results Diagram Directs Stakeholders to Content of Interest
The best solar research results are of little use if they are not distributed and known to stakeholders from the industry, planning departments or public authorities involved in the related field work. This becomes an even more important point if the aim of the research is to “assist with the developing of a strong and sustainable market”.
Posted: 2016-01-22

IEA SHC Task 48: Press Release: Solar Cooling Research at Your Fingertips
The best solar research results are of little use if they don't reach the intended users. To make this link easier, IEA SHC's project on Quality Assurance & Support Measures for Solar Cooling Systems created the diagram below to categorize the results from 3.5 years of work by 30 solar cooling experts.
Posted: 2016-01-11

IEA SHC Task 54: One World Solar Collector to collect Federal Ecodesign Award
Federal Minister for the Environment, Dr. Barbara Hendricks, honours Sunlumo at a ceremony on 23 November 2015 in Berlin.
Posted: 2015-12-16

IEA SHC Task 54: IEA SHC Task 54: 2nd Experts Meeting will take place in Florence, Italy on May 3-4, 2016
See Task 54 for more information.
Posted: 2015-12-02

IEA SHC Task 51: IEA SHC Task 51: Urban Planners Know Little about Solar Energy Potential
During IEA SHC Task 51, Solar Energy in Urban Planning, the project partners evaluated the legal, process and education issues of solar in urban planning across the twelve member countries.
Posted: 2015-11-08

IEA SHC Task 49: The Ins & Outs of Integrating Solar Heat into Industrial Processes
October 13, 2015. Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) is an important, upcoming market for solar thermal. To support the growth of this technology the IEA SHC Programme and IEA SolarPACES Programme, working with experts in this field, developed guidelines that describe in detail how to incorporate solar heat into industrial processes.
Posted: 2015-10-12

IEA SHC Task 49: IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat Showcase in Montpellier
Industry participation is key for the research work of IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. Hence, the researchers of Task 49, Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes, used the last meeting in France in mid-September to hold a one-day workshop dedicated to Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes (SHIP) in cooperation with French start-up Energy Service Company Sunti.
Posted: 2015-10-05

IEA SHC Task 42: IEA SHC Task 42: Latent Heat Storage Has Huge Potential in the Long Run
In their position paper published in August 2015, the scientists of IEA SHC Task 42 (Compact Thermal Energy Storage) summed up the key results of their work between 2009 and 2015. Operating agent Matthias Rommel sees huge potential for latent heat and sorption materials in the long run – in seasonal solar heat storage for small and medium applications, as well as in the building sector.
Posted: 2015-10-03

IEA SHC Task 53: Solar Cooling 2.0: New Generation Growing Up
The workshop New Generation Solar Cooling & Heating Systems held in Rome, Italy, on 23 September 2015 was the opportunity to check the status of both research on and market developments in solar cooling technology.
Posted: 2015-10-01

IEA SHC Task 44: Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings
The combination of heat pumps and solar components is a recent development and has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. As a consequence, it can enhance the energy footprint of a building substantially. Order your copy of the new book: "Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings" recently published by Wiley publishers.
Posted: 2015-09-02

IEA SHC Task 49: IEA SHC: Attractive Solar Process Heat Markets
The most comprehensive online database of solar process heat projects is the website www.ship-plants.info. The database was set up within Task 49 Solar Process Heat for Production and Advanced Applications of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. It includes 155 solar process heat projects (as of May 2015) with a total solar thermal capacity of 101 MWth.
Posted: 2015-09-02

IEA SHC Task 40: Press Release: IEA SHC Position Paper on Net Zero Energy Buildings now online
Buildings are responsible for 40% of global primary energy use and 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions. And for this reason, architects and builders are taking on the challenge – how to create highly energy-efficient buildings while remaining cost competitive.
Posted: 2015-08-26

IEA SHC Task 43: IEA SHC: Mutual Recognition of Test and Inspection Reports Saves Industry Costs
The work of the Global Solar Certification Network (GSC-NW) is expected to continue within the framework of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC). The Executive Committee of the IEA SHC approved the set-up of a task definition workshop in Paris on 7 October 2015, in order to establish a new task under the title International Standards & Global Certification.
Posted: 2015-08-04

IEA SHC Task 53: Solar Cooling Week: Sector Still Growing in Asia and Europe
Solar thermal cooling is a “small, but steadily growing market,” Dr Uli Jakob from the Green Chiller Association for Sorption Cooling pointed out in his presentation Solar Air-Conditioning in Europe during the Solar Cooling Week, which took place in Shanghai from 23 to 27 March.
Posted: 2015-06-16

IEA SHC Task 52: IEA SHC Task 52: Seeking Cost-Optimised Urban Energy Systems
It should come as no surprise that Denmark with its large and standardised systems has the lowest costs per installed m2 of collector area. Specific costs for Danish systems including short-term storages range from 204 to 263 EUR/m2.
Posted: 2015-06-16

IEA SHC Task 39: Task 39: 33 New Info Sheets Posted
Task 39 has posted 33 new Info Sheets dealing with polymeric materials for solar collectors and solar storage. Check them out.
Posted: 2015-05-27

IEA SHC Task 49: Industrial Workshop SHIP, France - 15 September 2015
The SHIP day is intended to industrial, production, energy and sustainability managers within the process industries (agro food, paper, chemistry, textile, leather, metal treatment, etc.), industry associations, production lines and machinery providers as well as energy consultants. This is also a great opportunity to network with the experts from the Task 49, solar technology providers as well as developers with investment capacity. All the competences and success keys for your projects.
Posted: 2015-05-22

IEA SHC Task 49: 8th expert meeting in Montpellier, France - 16-17 September 2015
Posted: 2015-05-22

IEA SHC Task 50: Task 50 Newsletter Online
Check out the latest newsletter.
Posted: 2015-04-13

IEA SHC Task 46: Solar Cooling Week in Shanghai
This is an exciting week -- Task 48 experts are holding their final Experts Meeting and Task 53 experts have an Experts Meeting. Immediately following these meetings is the Chinese Solar Cooling Conference (SCC 2015) on March 27th where Task experts will present their work and results to the Chinese.
Posted: 2015-03-25

IEA SHC Task 49: New deliverables published
The Delivarables B1 (Methodologies and Software Tools for Integrating Solar Heat into Industrial Processes) and B2 (Integration Guideline) are now available
Posted: 2015-02-26

IEA SHC Task 49: 7th expert meeting in San Sebastian, Spain - 12-13 March 2015
Posted: 2015-01-07

IEA SHC Task 41: Collection of Solar Energy and Architecture Case Studies
A free online database of 50 projects from 11 countries highlights how active and passive solar can decrease energy demand ...
Posted: 2014-12-23

IEA SHC Task 47: Task 47 Seminar in Beijing - Presentations Now Online
The purpose of the seminar was to present the main outcomes of SHC task 47. Lectures from the four Task 47 subtasks were given and the presentations can be downloaded from the this page.
Posted: 2014-11-17

IEA SHC Task 50: First results of questionnaire about methods & tools used for lighting retrofit
The online questionnaire, which was developed to analyze workflows and needs in practical retrofitting processes was closed end of June 2014 and its evaluation started.
Posted: 2014-10-17

IEA SHC Task 49: Industry Workshop on Solar Process Heat
Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for Industry
Posted: 2014-07-22

IEA SHC Task 49: 6th Expert Meeting in Milano
25th to 26th of September
Posted: 2014-07-04

IEA SHC Task 47: 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.
Posted: 2014-04-15

IEA SHC Task 47: 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...
Posted: 2014-03-18

IEA SHC Task 49: Workshop: Energy Supply for Intensified Processes
Exchange views on the effect of intensifed processes on industrial energy supply
Posted: 2014-02-28

IEA SHC Task 50: 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.
Posted: 2014-02-10

IEA SHC Task 50: 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.
Posted: 2014-02-01

IEA SHC Task 49: Largest solar thermal plant is a SHIP application
39,300 m² solar thermal plant in Chile
Posted: 2013-10-22

IEA SHC Task 49: 4th expert meeting took place in Evora, Portugal
3-4 Oct 2013
Posted: 2013-10-22

IEA SHC Task 49: 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...
Posted: 2013-10-22

IEA SHC Task 48: 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.
Posted: 2013-09-04

IEA SHC Task 48: 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.
Posted: 2013-09-03

IEA SHC Task 39: Task 39 Exhibition at SHC 2013
September 23-25, 2013
Posted: 2013-07-01

IEA SHC Task 40: 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.
Posted: 2013-06-26

IEA SHC Task 49: Next IEA SHC Task 49/IV meeting in Bilbao Spain (16/17/18. October 2013)
Posted: 2013-06-20

IEA SHC Task 48: 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.
Posted: 2013-06-09

IEA SHC Task 40: 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.
Posted: 2013-05-30

IEA SHC Task 44: 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.
Posted: 2013-05-28

IEA SHC Task 42: 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.
Posted: 2013-04-19

IEA SHC Task 47: 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.
Posted: 2013-04-12

IEA SHC Task 44: Task 44 Newsletter February 2013
Check out the Task 44 Newsletter
Posted: 2013-03-04

IEA SHC Task 47: Task 47 Highlights 2012 Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 42: Task 42 2012 Highlights Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 39: Task 39 2012 Highlights Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 40: Task 40 2012 Highlights Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 41: Task 41 2012 Highlights Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 44: Task 44 2012 Highlights Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 46: Task 46 2012 Highlights Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 48: Task 48 2012 Highlights Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 49: Task 49 2012 Highlights Now Online
Posted: 2013-02-12

IEA SHC Task 42: 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.
Posted: 2013-02-11

IEA SHC Task 49: Task 49 New Work Plan Posted
February 15, 2012
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 49: Strengthening Solar Heat for Industrial Processes -- IEA SHC Launches New Research Project
May 24, 2012
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 49: Task 49 Releases Brochure
July 26, 2012
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 48: Task 48 Has New Flyer
October 2011
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 48: 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
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 48: Presentations of solar cooling session at Intersolar Europe now available for download
July 5, 2012
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 48: Momentum in solar cooling growing: Large industrial corporations entering the field
July 5, 2012
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 48: Task 48 Highlights 2011 Now Online
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 49: Task 49 Highlights 2011 Now Online
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 45: Task 45 Highlights 2011 Now Online
December 2011
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 45: Presentations from Task45 1st Expert Meeting
April 5-6, 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 44: Task 44 / Annex 38 Newsletter June 2012
Task 44 / Annex 38 Newsletter June 2012
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 44: Task 44 / Annex 38 Highlights 2011 Now Online
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 42: Task 42 Highlights 2011 Now Online
Posted: 2012-11-27

IEA SHC Task 40: Job: Researcher Responsible for Laboratory Activities
Institute for Renewable Energy Apply by December 15, 2012
Posted: 2012-11-27

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