Task 45
SHC Task 45

Large Scale Solar Heating and Cooling Systems


The main objective of this task is to assist in the development of a strong and sustainable market of large solar heating and cooling systems by focusing on cost effectiveness, high performance and reliability of systems.  The work's main focus will be on the system level and how to match a system configuration to the local needs and conditions.

Task Information

January 2011December 2014

Mr. Jan Erik Nielsen

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  • Press Release: Solar Heating Saves Over 79 Million Tons of CO2 Annually - Gleisdorf, Austria 8 July 2014. The International Energy Agency, Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) released their latest statistics on worldwide solar heating and cooling. With a growth of 9.4% in 2012, the installed capacity of solar collectors reached 269 GWth. The collectors provided 228 TWh of solar thermal energy, thus saving 79 million tons of CO2 emissions.
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  • Solar Update February 2014 Now Online - The latest issue of the IEA SHC Programme’s newsletter, Solar Update is now online. This issue has articles covering a variety to topics ranging from solar thermal activities in Canada to lighting retrofits to SHC publications to download and read.