SHC 2013

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency. The Programme'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 programs,

  • permits national specialization, and

  • saves time and money.



New Members - ECREEE & CHINA
The SHC Programme welcomes ECREEE (ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) as the first Sponsor Member and China as a new country member.

Solar Thermal Project Database

Successful Architectural Implementation of Solar Thermal Systems Project Database
This project database was initiated by Task 39 with with support from Task 41 and Task 37 and is now online. Further updates are in progress.

Doug McClenahan presents Fred Morse with th SHC Solar Award for 2012

2012 SHC Solar Award
Dr. Frederick H. Morse is this year’s winner of the SHC SOLAR AWARD of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. He received the award yesterday at the SHC 2012 conference in San Francisco, USA. For many years, Dr. Morse has been an outstanding promoter of solar energy and served the IEA SHC between 1976 and 2007 in various roles -- amongst others, as its first chairman. Read More >> 

Technology Roadmap: Solar Heating and Cooling  IEA Technology Roadmap: Solar Heating and Cooling
The solar heating and cooling (SHC) roadmap outlines a pathway for solar energy to supply almost one sixth (18 EJ) of the world’s total energy use for both heating and cooling by 2050.
Roadmap Foldout >>

Solar Heat World Wide 2010Solar Heat Worldwide 2012 Report Now Available
The SHC Programme annually documents the solar thermal capacity installed worldwide. There are 55 countries covered in the 2012 report.
Press Release >>

Solar Update -- June 2012Solar Update - June 2012
The latest SHC Newsletter is now online.  Read about Solar Heat Worldwide, Non-Residential Building Renovation, SHC 2012, Country Highlights: China, Singapore, Publications, and Compact Thermal Storage.

Net Zero Energy BuildingsORDER YOUR COPY TODAY - Net Zero Energy Buildings: International Projects of Carbon Neutrality in Buildings -- Preview of Book


The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, also known as the Programme to Develop and Test Solar Heating and Cooling Systems, functions within a framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings and publications Solar Heating and Cooling Programme do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of all its individual member countries.

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