Task 44
SHC Task 44

Solar and Heat Pump Systems

Solar and Heat Pump Systems

The Task aims at optimizing combinations of solar thermal energy and heat pump, primarily for one family houses.

The following items are in focus:

  • Small-scale residential heating and hot water systems that use heat pumps and any type of solar thermal collectors as the main components.
  • Systems offered as one product from a system supplier/manufacturer and that are installed by an installer.
  • Electrically driven heat pumps, but during the development of performance assessment methods thermally driven heat pumps will not be excluded.
  • Market available solutions and advanced solutions (produced during the course of the Task).
Task Information

January 2010December 2013

Mr. Jean-Christophe Hadorn
+41/22/840 20 80 fax: +41/22/840 20 81

What's New
  • Press Release: Solar Heating Saves Over 79 Million Tons of CO2 Annually - Gleisdorf, Austria 8 July 2014. The International Energy Agency, Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) released their latest statistics on worldwide solar heating and cooling. With a growth of 9.4% in 2012, the installed capacity of solar collectors reached 269 GWth. The collectors provided 228 TWh of solar thermal energy, thus saving 79 million tons of CO2 emissions.
  • SHC 2014 is Now Open for the Submission of Abstracts - The SHC 2014 website is now live and open for the submission of abstracts — deadline May 30, 2014.
  • Solar Update February 2014 Now Online - The latest issue of the IEA SHC Programme’s newsletter, Solar Update is now online. This issue has articles covering a variety to topics ranging from solar thermal activities in Canada to lighting retrofits to SHC publications to download and read.