IEA SHC – The world's largest Solar Heating and Cooling research network
Developing technical and economic requirements for introducing solar district heating and cooling (DHC) systems.
The SHC Task 55 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.
Denmark has consolidated its lead in the global solar district heating market, as capacity topped 1 GWth in August 2019. The 120 solar district heating plants that are now in operation throughout the country total 1.1 GWth (around 1.6 million m²).
The above shown chart is one of eleven infographics that were developed within Task 55 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. The creation and design of the infocharts was sponsored as part of a planned SDH investor brochure “Solar Heat For Cities” by the following Task 55 members: Solites (Germany), European Copper Institute (Belgium), Sunrain (China), CSP Aalborg (Denmark), newHeat (France), Savosolar (Finland) and Greenonetec (Austria).
The "Solar Heat for Cities: Sustainable Solution for District Heating" brochure is now available and can be viewed / printed using the link below: