Task 53
Task 53
SHC Task 53

New Generation Solar Cooling & Heating

Project (Task) Objectives


The proposed project is intended therefore to create a logical follow up of the IEA SHC work already carried out by trying to find solutions to make the solar driven heating and cooling systems at the same time cost competitive. This major target should be reached thanks to five levels of activities:

  1. Investigation on new small to medium size PV & solar thermal driven cooling and heating systems and develop best suited cooling & heating systems technology focusing on reliability, adaptability and quality
  2. Proof of cost effectiveness of the above mentioned solar cooling & heating systems
  3. Investigation on life cycle performances on energy & environmental terms (LCA) of different options
  4. Assistance for market deployment of new solar cooling & heating systems for buildings worldwide
  5. Increase of energy supply safety and influence the virtuous demand side management behaviours