The following partner organizations are collaborating with the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme to increase the visibility of solar heating and cooling's impact and use.
Global Solar Certification Network
We are a global network of certification bodies, inspectors, test labs and solar thermal industry representatives committed to strengthening the solar thermal market. The Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN) gathers certification bodies, inspectors, test labs and solar thermal industry representatives committed to strengthening the solar thermal market. It facilitates worldwide cross-border trading of quality solar thermal products.
We create and disseminate valuable content exclusively about solar heating and cooling technologies in multiple channels, especially digital, but we also attend face-to-face events to engage in networking activities. Most of our content is in English and Spanish primarily, however, we also have some content in German, French and Italian. To spread the word about solar heating and cooling in order to increase the visibility of its impact and motivate more people to use solar heat and/or join the industry.
Solarthermalworld.org was initiated by the European Copper Institute (ECI), Brussels, Belgium, in 2008 with the aim of providing stakeholders from research, public and private sector all around the globe with first-class information about solar heating and cooling to stimulate market growth. The ECI has supported the hosting of the website as well as the content gathering continuously between 2008 and 2020. ECI was instrumental in making the site the global SHC showcase it is today, and will remain a supporting partner even beyond 2020.
The German agency solrico has been responsible for the news section of the website since 2008 and has sent out newsletters regularly. On 1 January 2021, solrico assumed complete ownership of solarthermalworld.org and remains the editor-in-chief for the news section and the newsletters. solrico cooperates with solar thermal experts from various countries (e.g. India, Brazil, China, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Kenia) and backgrounds to deliver well developed insights into this dynamically growing global sector.
Since 2015 solarthermalworld.org has been writing monthly articles on the activities and results of the IEA SHC Programme.