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
  • German Energy consultants recommend solar thermal - The solar thermal industry cannot complain about a lack of enthusiasm among energy consultants: When asked in a survey by Task 54 of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) what renewable heating technology was the most suited to work in concert with conventional sources of energy in residential buildings, they chose solar thermal over heat pumps, photovoltaic generators and biomass boilers. (Posted: 2019-06-03)
  • Solar Award Nominations are Open - The Solar Heating and Cooling Award of the IEA SHC Programme celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of this renewable energy source. (Posted: 2019-02-15)
  • IEA SHC Task 54 - 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)
Task Information

October 2015October 2018

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

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