TASK 57: Solar Standards and Certification

The scope of the task is test procedures, standardization and certification at international level of solar thermal systems and components.

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

Collaborating Organizations

 

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Publication Highlight
Solar Update - November 2105

The latest edition of the SHC newsletter Solar Update is now available.  The newsletter includes articles on a SHC 2015 Conference, Solar Heat Worldwide, Energy Reserves, Task 54: Price Reductions, Task 53: Solar Cooling 2.0, Task 46: Solar Measurements, Task 51: Solar Education, Country Highlight: Spain, SHC Report Highlights, and Current Members List.  Read More >>

Task Highlight
TASK 40:

The objective of the Task is to study current net-zero, near net-zero and very low energy buildings and to develop a common understanding, a harmonized international definitions framework, tools, innovative solutions and industry guidelines.