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

Save the Date!
SHC 2017 together with SWC 2017
October 29 - November 2, 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE SHC 2017: Save the Date - October 29 - November 2, 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAESolar World Congress - SWC 2017

 

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