TASK 61: Solutions for Daylighting & Electric Lighting

This Task will foster the integration of daylight and electric lighting solutions to the benefits of higher user satisfaction and at the same time energy savings.

IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Technology Collaboration Programme

The Solar Heating and Cooling Technology Collaboration Programme (SHC TCP) was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency, to promote the use of all aspects of solar thermal energy. The SHC TCP's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of experts from member countries and the European Union.

The benefits of this approach are:

  • accelerates the pace of technology development
  • promotes standardization
  • enhances national R&D programmes
  • permits national specialization
  • saves time and money

Collaborating Organizations

SHC Solar Award Nominations Open until May 1

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SHC 2019

What's New
  • GBP 320 million for low-carbon heat networks - Heat networks have proved to be a reliable and cost-effective means to supply low-carbon thermal energy. And yet, just 2 % of buildings in the UK are connected to them. (Posted: 2019-04-17)
  • A PVT installation in Spain (Posted: 2019-03-29)
  • The market requires simple plug-and-play solutions - Spanish-based supplier Endef is seeing increased demand for both its covered and uncovered PV-thermal systems produced in-house in Saragossa. Last year was the first in which the business installed devices at non-commercial buildings in Spain and implemented projects abroad. (Posted: 2019-02-22)
  • Solar Award Nominations are Open - The Solar Heating and Cooling Award of the IEA SHC Programme celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of this renewable energy source. (Posted: 2019-02-15)
  • Testing collector durability in China - How well will evacuated tube collectors made in China hold up after prolonged exposure to sunlight? The answer to this question can be found in a new report, titled Development of Accelerated Ageing Tests for Evacuated Tube Collectors. Created by the China Academy of Building Research (CABR) as part of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme’s Task 57, it was published in November 2018 and summarises the findings from exposing evacuated tube collectors (ETCs) to sunlight for between 88 and 241 days, with the aim of developing accelerated ageing methods. (Posted: 2019-02-14)
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Solar Heat Worldwide
Solar Heat Worldwide
Solar Heat Worldwide 2017

The cumulated solar thermal capacity in operation by end of 2017 was 472 GWth (675 million square meters). Compared to the year 2000 the installed capacity grew by the factor 7.6.  -- Read More

Publication Highlight
Solar UpdateSolar Update

The December 2018 edition of the IEA SHC Newsletter, Solar Update is now available. The Newsletter contains information on SHC 2019 Conference, Next Generation Cooling, Interview: Daniel Mugnier, EuroSun 2018, Standards and Certification, Interview: Jan Erik Nielsen, Solar Academy, Advanced Solar Storage, Horizon 2020, Country Highlight: Portugal, New SHC Publications, SHC Members,and more. -- Read More

 

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