Task 55
Task 55
SHC Task 55

Integrating Large SHC Systems into DHC Networks

Project (Task) News


SHC Task 55 at the Green Expo Forum 2016 - Video is now available!

The Green Expo Forum 2016 in Doha, Qatar, is a platform for practitioners, experts, regulators and researchers, to discuss various topics on sustainability & climate change.

The Operating Agent Sabine Putz presented Task 55 mission&objectives at the Expo. The Video can be found here.


SHC TASK 55 Kick-Off Meeting in Graz, Austria: About 25 Experts joined the Event

19th - 21st of October 2016: International experts on large scale solar thermal systems, district heating, heat pumps, control strategies, or systems operations participated in the Task 55 Kick-Off Meeting in Graz. The experts discussed major Task projects, contributions, and cooperation for the next four-years working period.
18 institutions and 9 industry partner from countries such as Germany, China, Denmark, Canada, Finland, Austrua, or Spain were represented and analyzed the current situation and future potential of solar thermal district heating and cooling systems on the world market. Additionally, the technical and economic options for the integration of the systems into district heating and cooling networks were discussed. The event provided several sessions across three days to build a strong international network. On the 3rd day, participants had the chance to go on a technical tour to the solar thermal large scale plant at Fernheizwerk Graz (7,750m² collector area). The meeting finalized with an intensive workshop held by Fraunhofer ISE on the assessment of different collector types for large scale installations.
The next SHC Task 55 Meeting will take place from the 14th- 16th of March 2017 in Denmark.

For more information on the IEA SHC Task 55, please contact the Operating Agent Sabine Putz: s.putz@solid.at


TWITTER: Task 55 News
Posted: 2017-04-12

2017 SHC Solar Award -- Call for Nominations
The SHC Solar Award of the IEA SHC Programme celebrates the work of those committed to increasing the expansion of this renewable energy source.
Posted: 2017-01-30

TASK 45 / 55: Guidelines on How to Design Seasonal Storage
Seasonal storage is a key component in the transformation of today’s energy industry. Besides storing energy in summer for heating in winter, it can also be used to save waste heat from the industry and to increase the electricity production from biomass CHP plants.
Posted: 2016-10-20

District heating: “The industry is very optimistic about its future prospects”
District heating has a long history in Scandinavia: The international symposium on district heating was launched there in 1987. In the meantime, the technology has reached the global stage and the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling was the first one supported by the IEA District Heating and Cooling programme (IEA DHC).
Posted: 2016-10-20

Harmonizing Hashtags in Your Posts
Three major solar heating and cooling institutions – the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) and solarthermalworld.org – have started a campaign to harmonize SHC hashtags on social media.
Posted: 2016-05-12