Task 55
Task 55
SHC Task 55

Integrating Large SHC Systems into DHC Networks

Project (Task) News

Success factors in top SDH countries
In the last decade, Denmark, China, Germany and Austria played a leading role in the deployment of large solar thermal systems around the world. What country-specific factors helped these four achieve that level of market adoption and how support schemes and business models contributed to success has been the topic of a new review paper written by an international group of experts.
Posted: 2020-06-24

FINAL SHC Task 55 Expert Meeting
October 13th to15th, 2020 in Graz, Austria. More informations follows soon. We are looking forward to welcome you in Graz in October 2020!
Posted: 2020-06-03

UK Training Workshop on Renewable Heat for Heat Networks Held in December
In December, Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management, in collaboration with the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling TCP, hosted a workshop in the UK on Renewable Heat for Heat Networks.
Posted: 2020-01-20

Final IEA SHC Task 55 Expert Meeting
FINAL Task 55 Expert Meeting: October 13th to15th, 2020 will probably take place in Graz, Austria. We are looking forward to welcome you in Graz in October 2020!
Posted: 2019-12-01

Solar District Heating Infographics Available for Download
Task 55 has developed eleven infographics to illustrate SDH technologies, advantages and market developments. The files are available as jpgs and pdfs for download in three languages – English, German and French - and can be used free-of-charge in third-party publications.
Posted: 2019-09-13

New Solar Keymark Network Rules Allow On-Site Testing
The Solar Keymark Network has expanded its range of options by including in situ testing. At a meeting in March 2019, a revised version of the Solar Keymark (SK) Scheme Rules was approved to allow collector efficiency tests in a real-life environment.
Posted: 2019-07-12

7th IEA SHC Task55 Expert Meeting
Posted: 2019-06-27

Seasonal pit heat storage: Cost benchmark of 30 EUR/m3
Denmark has had a steep – but successful – learning curve with regard to the cost and efficiency of seasonal pit heat storage, which is used to store sunlight in summer for heating purposes in winter. Take Sunstore 3, for example, a 60,000 m3 pit heat storage system built at a cost of 38 EUR/m3 of storage capacity in the town of Dronninglund in 2014: It has now reached a storage efficiency of more than 90 %.
Posted: 2019-06-03

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