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
  • 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)
  • Sun meets 90% of district heat demand in Tibet - On 29 and 30 October, the Solar Academy of the IEA SHC Programme held a 1.5-day training course on solar district heating in Lianyungang, at Sunrain Solar Energy’s headquarters. (Posted: 2018-11-27)
  • 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)
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