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.


Latest News / Meetings / Publications

What's New
  • Final Experts Meeting 19-20 Sep 2018 - We're looking forward to our final experts meeting from 19-20 Sep 2018 in Oslo, Norway. More info will be provided on our events section soon. (Posted: 2018-07-31)
  • Q&As from Task 54's Solar Academy webinar available now - Questions asked by the participants, answered by Task 54 experts. (Posted: 2018-05-15)
  • IEA SHC Webinar: Cost reduction potential above 30 % - The key takeaway from an IEA SHC Solar Academy webinar held on 14 March 2018: There is still much room for cost cuts along the entire solar thermal value chain. (Posted: 2018-04-05)
  • IEA SHC Solar Academy: Price Reduction of Solar Thermal Systems - IEA SHC Solar Academy Webinar on Price Reduction of Solar Thermal Systems on March 14, 2018, 15:00 - 16:30 (Posted: 2018-02-07)
  • 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)
Task Information

October 2015October 2018

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

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