TASK 60: Application of PVT Collectors

This Task will focus on the application of PVT collectors with the aim to assess existing solutions and to develop new system solution principles in which the PVT technology really offers advantages over the classical "side by side installations" of solar thermal collectors and PV modules.

IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) 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 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 programmes
  • permits national specialization
  • saves time and money

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SHC 2019
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What's New
  • SHC 2019: Call for papers open until February - 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)
  • Quality and certification can push solar markets - That a wider use of quality standards in the solar thermal sector would be increased internationalisation and cost saving for manufacturers was the conclusion of those listening to a webinar on Solar Standards and Certification on 12 December. Organised (Posted: 2018-12-31)
  • IEA SHC supports historic buildings expert network - The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB 2018), which took place in Sweden in September, proved to be the perfect location to show the work of IEA SHC Task, Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy. Task Coordinator Alexandra Troi, of Italian-based Eurac Research, presented the group’s current research activities in a keynote speech at the final plenary session. (Posted: 2018-12-20)
  • What simulation tools to use for SHIP? - As use of solar heat in manufacturing is still at an early stage, planners and engineers require tools to model and compare differently sized systems and ideas for process integration. (Posted: 2018-12-06)
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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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