Task 55
Task 55
SHC Task 55

Integrating Large SHC Systems into DHC Networks

Project (Task) News

GBP 320 million for low-carbon heat networks
Heat networks have proved to be a reliable and cost-effective means to supply low-carbon thermal energy. And yet, just 2 % of buildings in the UK are connected to them.
Posted: 2019-04-17

International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Webinar March 21st 2019
Posted: 2019-03-27

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

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

Sweden: Pioneer of solar district heating
When it comes to district heating, Sweden has made the switch from fossil fuels to biomass and waste heat (see chart). As early as 2015, biomass provided 46 % of the energy in district heating networks across the country, followed by 24 % from waste incineration and 8 % from industrial excess heat.
Posted: 2018-04-21

Solar district heating on the Roof of the World
A contract to set up a solar district heating network in Langkazi county in Tibet has been awarded to Arcon-Sunmark Large-Scale Solar Systems.
Posted: 2018-03-02

SHC 2017: Largest experts’ meeting on integrated solar heating and cooling
Posted: 2017-12-07