Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC TCP)

The SHC TCP aims to promote the use of all aspects of solar thermal energy and increase the global market share of related technologies by engaging in research and development of components, materials and design as well as raising political and public awareness. 

Testing a solar thermal collector (Cologne, Germany).*


  • Advanced lighting solutions for retrofitting buildings
  • Compact thermal energy storage
  • Large-scale solar heating and cooling systems
  • New-generation solar cooling and heating systems
  • Polymeric materials for solar thermal applications
  • Quality assurance and support measures for solar cooling systems
  • Solar energy and urban planning
  • Solar heat integration in industry processes
  • Solar rating and certification procedures
  • Solar renovation of non-residential buildings
  • Solar resource assessment and forecasting
  • Solar thermal and energy economics


Contracting Parties: 22

Sponsors: 3


* Photo courtesy of TÜV Rheinland AG

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