The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was one of the first IEA implementing agreements to be established. Since 1977, members have been collaborating to advance active solar, passive solar and photovoltaic technologies and their application in buildings.
A total of 36 tasks have been initiated, 27 of which have been completed. Each task is managed by an operating agent from one of the participating countries. Overall control of the programme rests with an executive committee comprised of one representative from each contracting party to the implementing agreement. In addition, a number of special ad hoc activities - working groups, conferences and workshops - have been organized. The tasks of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, both completed and current, are as follows. Completed tasks:
1 Investigation of the Performance of Solar Heating and Cooling Systems
2 Coordination of Solar Heating and Cooling Research and Development
3 Performance Testing of Solar Collectors
4 Development of an Insolation Handbook and Instrument Package
5 Use of Existing Meteorological Information for Solar Energy Application
6 Performance of Solar Systems Using Evacuated Collectors
7 Central Solar Heating Plants with Seasonal Storage
8 Passive and Hybrid Solar Low Energy Buildings
9 Solar Radiation and Pyranometry Studies
10 Solar Materials Research and Development
11 Passive and Hybrid Solar Commercial Buildings
12 Building Energy Analysis and Design Tools for Solar Applications
13 Advance Solar Low Energy Buildings
14 Advance Active Solar Energy Systems
15 Photovoltaics in Buildings
16 Measuring and Modelling Spectral Radiation
17 Advanced Glazing Materials for Solar Applications
18 Solar Air Systems
19 Solar Energy in Building Renovation
20 Daylight in Buildings
21 Building Energy Analysis Tools
22 Optimization of Solar Energy Use in Large Buildings
23 Active Solar Procurement
24 Solar Assisted Air Conditioning of Buildings
25 Solar Combi-systems
26 Performance of Solar Façade Components
27 Solar Sustainable Housing.
28 Solar Crop Drying
29 Daylighting Buildings in the 21st Century
30 Advanced Storage Concepts for Solar Thermal
31 Systems in Low Energy Buildings
32 Solar Heat for Industrial Process
33 Testing and Validation of Building Energy Simulation Tools
34 Photovoltaics/Thermal Systems
35 Solar Resource Knowledge Management
36 Advanced Housing Renovation with Solar and Conservation.
To learn more about the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, visit the programme website: www.iea-shc.org, or contact the Executive Secretary, Pamela Murphy, [email protected] MorseAssociatesInc.com.
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