Task 54
Task 54
SHC Task 54

Price Reduction of Solar Thermal Systems

Price Reduction of Solar Thermal Systems

Task 54's aim is the purchase price reduction of installed solar thermal systems up to 40%. Our projects investigate the complete value chain:

  • We evaluate and develop sustainable means to reduce production costs on material, component and system level.
  • We identify and reduce post-production cost drivers, e.g. channels of distribution, marketing, installation, O&M.
  • We evaluate cost-structures of manufacturers and their cost reduction potential.
  • We study socio-political boundary conditions and their effect on solar thermal prices.
  • We make solar thermal more attractive by improved marketing and consumer-oriented design.

Task 54 always welcomes new members and projects. If you wish to join one of our meetings please contact us.

Latest News / Meetings / Publications

What's New
  • IEA SHC Task 54: Solar Thermal Cost Reductions - The objective of IEA SHC Task 54 is to reduce the purchase price of solar thermal systems by up to 40 % across the entire value chain. To achieve this, the project partners have been evaluating technical and non-technical cost-saving potential, with low-cost materials, such as polymers, and production technologies bound to play an important role. At an early October workshop in Linz, Austria, about 50 project partners and guests discussed cost reductions made possible by new distribution channels, digital solutions and systems thinking approaches. (Posted: 2017-11-27)
  • LCOH for Reference Systems published - Check out the Info Sheets developed by participants in Task 54. (Posted: 2017-11-03)
  • Cost reduction workshop in Linz, Austria on 04 October 2017 - In October 2017, Task 54 presents its first results during a public dissemination workshop and industry round table in Linz, Austria. Both events are linked to the next Task 54 experts meeting. More information in our events section. (Posted: 2017-06-13)
  • Installation Questionnaire Launched - Task 54 launched a questionnaire on the installation effort to make cost structures more transparent and to help us understand current obstacles for the efficient and time saving installation of solar thermal systems. (Posted: 2017-06-13)
  • Towards a Solar System Without Electronic Controllers: Conico Valves presents the first one-way valve for heat flow. - Conico Valves presents the first one-way valve for heat flow. (Posted: 2017-06-13)
Task Information

October 2015October 2018

Dr.-Ing Michael Köhl
+49 (761) 45885124 fax: +49 (761) 45889124

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