Task 54
Task 54
SHC Task 54

Price Reduction of Solar Thermal Systems

Project (Task) News

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

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

Successful Task 54 Workshop in Brussels on 25 May 2016
The first IEA SHC Task 54 workshop was held in the framework of the ESTTP workshop "Solar Thermal Energy for Europe" (24-25 May 2016) in Brussels, Belgium.
Posted: 2017-05-26

IEA SHC Task 54: Investigating Cost Factors Along the Value Chain
Researchers have worked intensively for one-and-a-half years across national borders to find ways of reducing the costs of solar thermal systems and making them more attractive to end users. The members of Task 54 of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, Price Reduction of Solar Thermal Systems, have discussed the effects of standardised product designs or changes in product offerings on cost structures.
Posted: 2017-05-22