TASK 44: Solar and Heat Pump Systems

The objective of this Task is the assessment of performances and relevance of combined systems using solar thermal and heat pumps, to provide common definition of performances of such systems and to contribute to successful market penetration of these new systems.

IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency, to promote the use of all aspects of solar thermal energy. The Programme's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of experts from member countries and the European Union.

The benefits of this approach are:

  • accelerates the pace of technology development
  • promotes standardization
  • enhances national R&D programmes
  • permits national specialization
  • saves time and money
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Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD)

 


Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

 


European Copper Institute

Publication Highlight
Solar Heat Worldwide 2014

The latest edition of Solar Heat Worldwide is now available.  The report includes a preview of 2013, and an overview of total solar capacity in operation and newly installed capacity worldwide in 2012.  Read More >>

Task Highlight
TASK 22:

The overall goal of Task 22 is to establish a sound technical basis for analyzing solar, low-energy buildings with available and emerging building energy analysis tools.