Task 52
SHC Task 52

Solar Heat and Energy Economics

Overview

This Task focuses on the analysis of the future role of solar thermal in energy supply systems in urban environments. Based on an energy economic analysis - reflecting future changes in the whole energy system - strategies and technical solutions as well as associated tools will be developed. Good examples of integration of solar thermal systems in urban energy systems will be developed and documented.

Task Information

DURATION
January 2014December 2016
 

OPERATING AGENT
Sebastian Herkel
GERMANY
+49/761 45885117 fax: +49/761 45889117
sebastian.herkel@ise.fraunhofer.de

What's New
  • 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.
  • Solar Update February 2014 Now Online - The latest issue of the IEA SHC Programme‚Äôs 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.