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Global update on solar heating and cooling

The Solar Academy of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme is running a webinar on developments in the global solar thermal market, as well as industry and business trends in 2020.

The session will focus on successful applications, such as solar assisted district heating, solar heat for industrial processes and PVT systems, which have recorded strong market growth in recent years.

In addition, the webinar will provide background on positive market developments in Germany, as well as PV2Heat systems, which are becoming increasingly popular, especially in South Africa.

The webinar will feature:

  • Werner Weiss, founding member of the Austrian research institute AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) will present “Solar Heating and Cooling – The global market development”
  • Bärbel Epp, founder and managing director of German consulting firm solrico – solar market research and international communication will present “Solar Heating and Cooling – Industry and business trends 2020”
  • Harald Drück, head of the Research and Test Centre for Solar Systems (TZS) and head of R&D at the Institute for Building Energetics, Thermotechnology and Energy Storage (IGTE) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany will present “Market growth in Germany”.

The 90-minute webinar will be moderated by Pedro Dias, Secretary General of Solar Heat Europe, and will include a 30-minute Q&A session. A recording of the webinar will be available online afterwards.

The webinar is the kick-off event for the release of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme’s annual report, Solar Heat Worldwide 2021.

To give audiences around the world the opportunity to tune in, the webinar will be held twice: first on June 22, and then rebroadcast with a live Q&A with the presenters on June 24.

To register for the June 22 session, click here. For the June 24 session, click here.

Image courtesy of IEA SHC and Rioglass Solar.

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