Solar Heat for Industrial Processes

The key objective of Task 64 is to identify, verify, and promote the role of solar heating plants in combination with other heat supply technologies for process heat supply, such as fossil and non-fossil (biomass and biogas) fuel boilers, combined heat and power, heat pumps, or power-to-heat.

Australian Lead

Ken Guthrie


Ken is the Australian Representative on the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Program.  The ExCo meets bi-annually with the Operating Agents for each IEA SHC Task. As Australian ExCo, Ken-ordinates all of Australia’s participation in the IEA SHC program. Ken also works on Task 64; Solar Heat for Industrial Processes.

Ken has 40 years experience in Solar and energy efficiency in the Victorian Public sector and in Consulting. He was Chair of the IEA SHC program from 2014 to 2018 and Chair of the ISO committee on solar energy until 2017.  He chairs the Australian and New Zealand solar heating standards committee CS028 and is currently Managing Director at Sustainable Energy Transformation Pty Ltd.