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).*


  • Integrated solutions for daylighting and electric lighting
  • PVT collectors and new solutions in HVAC systems
  • Deep renovation of historic buildings
  • Material and component development for thermal energy storage
  • Solar standards and certification
  • Building integrated solar envelope systems for HVAC and lighting
  • Integration of large SHC systems into district heating and cooling networks
  • Price reduction of solar thermal systems


Contracting Parties: 22

Sponsors: 3


* Photo courtesy of TÜV Rheinland AG

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