Task 55
Task 55
SHC Task 55

Integrating Large SHC Systems into DHC Networks

Towards the Integration of Large SHC Systems into District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Networks

The SHC Task aims to identify technical and economic requirements for a commercial market introduction of solar district heating and cooling (DHC) in a broad range of countries.

More information can be found in the Task description.

Task Information

September 2016August 2020

Ms. Sabine Putz
+43 316 292840-45


This is collaborative work with IEA DHC

What's New
  • Combining the strengths of collector technologies - Task 55 of the IEA SHC Programme is currently studying the benefits of systems equipped with both flat plate and parabolic trough collectors to supply thermal energy to district heating networks. Preliminary results from a project in Taars, Denmark, have been encouraging, indicating how their combined strength can be an asset across a wide range of solar district heating applications. (Posted: 2018-07-16)
  • On-site collector testing: new standard in development - Once a large solar field is set up at its designated location, what tests can be conducted to show that it performs as expected? Soon, the IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme may have an answer to this question, as it is working on internationalising Denmark’s testing procedure. (Posted: 2018-06-06)
  • IEA SHC TASK 55: Trends in April 2018 - The 4th Task 55 Expert Meeting, the SHD DHC Joined Workshop and lates project results are highlihted within the latest Task 55 Trends Statement. (Posted: 2018-06-04)
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