TASK 62: Solar Energy in Industrial Water & Wastewater

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

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SHC 2019

What's New
  • 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)
  • SHC 2019: Call for papers open until February 28 - In 2019, the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC) will again take place together with the ISES Solar World Congress (SWC). (Posted: 2019-01-06)
  • Solar air-conditioning training for energy professionals - Around 40 attendees from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe benefitted from a three-day training course on Solar Cooling and Air Conditioning at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, late last November. (Posted: 2019-01-04)
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  • A top scientific paper from Maria Herrando and al. on PVT collector optimal design - The paper is published in Science Direct: Herrando M, Ramos A, Zabalza I, Markides CN. A comprehensive assessment of alternative absorber-exchanger designs for hybrid PVT-water collectors. Appl Energy 2019;235:1583–1602. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.11.024 The paper deals with the design and optimisation of a PVT collector, and addreses: A 3-D FEM and CFD model to simulate a hybrid PV-Thermal collector (PVT) is developed. Several flat-box designs and materials for the absorber-exchanger are studied. Flow-channel size or material seem not critical within the range of investigation. Polymeric flat-box designs are expected to suffer lower strains than sheet and tube units. Weight and investment cost reductions are achieved with polymeric PVT designs.
  • PVT in South Africa
  • IEA SHC Task 62 presented at 84th ExCo Meeting in Lisbon - On November 13-15, the 84th ExCo Meeting was held at LNEG in Lisbon, Portugal. Christoph Brunner, Operating Agent of Task 62, presented the ongoing activities within the Task.
  • Abora on solarthermalworld.org - ABORA systems are making market insights
  • Future Meetings & Events - Check here for a list of upcoming Task Meetings & Other events yet to be scheduled.
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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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