Australia has been a cornerstone member of the Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) program since its inception in the late 1970s.

The SHC program works to increase the deployment rate of solar heating and cooling systems through multi-disciplinary international collaborative research and knowledge exchange, as well as market and policy recommendations.

Australian Representatives

SHC Task information

The SHC Program is broken up into various projects, known as Tasks, which are managed by Operating Agents. Tasks run for a number of years and advance the development and international collaboration of SHC research.

Task 59

Renovating Historic Buildings To Zero Energy

Task 60

Application of PVT Collectors and New Solutions with PVT Systems

Task 61

Integrated Solutions for Daylight and Electric Lighting

Task 62

Solar Energy in Industrial Water Management

Task 63

Solar Neighbourhood Planning

Task 64

Solar Heat for Industrial Processes

Latest Publications

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