From 2 to 4 December 2015, the SHC2015 conference in Istanbul brought together 233 researchers, industry specialists and other experts on solar heating and cooling. With 14 video interviews filmed at the conference, solarthermalworld.org highlighted the trends and pinpointed the crucial issues of today's global solar heating and cooling sector. The videos were jointly financed by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme and the European Copper Association. They are available for download on the solarthermalworld.org YouTube channel.
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How can the solar heating and cooling industry profit from the IEA SHC programme?
interview with Jean Christophe Hadorn, Member of Executive Committee of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme
How does the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme bring together solar thermal reasearch around the world?
interview with Ken Guthrie, Chairman of IEA SHC programme
Will the Gulf States go for solar cooling to reduce their immense consumption of fossil fuels?
interview with Essam Elsarrag, R&D Director of Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD)
How does solar research contribute to a world with 100 % renewable energies?
interview with David Renné, President of the International Solar Energy Society, ISES
How is solar heating and cooling developing in Australia?
interview with Jeremy Osborne, Director of the Australian engineering company Energy Analysis & Engineering
How can solar heat be used for industrial processes?
interview with Christoph Brunner, Head of the department Industrial Processes and Energy Systems at the Austrian research facility AEE-INTEC
How can large scale solar thermal systems drive down the costs?
interview with Sabine Putz, R&D Manager and COO of the Austrian energy service company S.O.L.I.D.
How can the solar heating sector get more political support?
interview with Ute Collier, Senior Programme Leader at the International Energy Agency´s Renewable Energy Policy Division.
What are the latest trends in solar cooling?
interview with Uli Jakob, Director of Solem Consulting, a company specialised in solar thermal cooling solutions
How will the Arab states switch to solar energy to reduce their fossil fuel consumption?
interview with Ashraf Kraidy, energy expert for the Arab region
What makes solar heating and cooling so important for Turkey?
interview with Kemal Gani Bayraktar, President of the Turkish solar energy association GÜNDER and Technical Marketing Manager of the Turkish company Izocam
Why is modern communication technology so important for solar heating?
interview with Uwe Trenkner, head of Trenkner Consulting
What are today´s challenges for solar thermal cooling technology?
interview with the team of the Japanese company Yazaki: Kazuhide Ishida from the Yazaki R&D Department in Japan, Wei Zheng of Yazaki Market Development in China and Mario Colaiemma, Managing Director of the Italy based joint-venture MAYA
Which factors count on the international market for solar collectors?
interview with Özgür Gök, Managing Director of the Turkish collector manufacturer Ezinç
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This text was written by Eva Augsten, a German freelance journalist specialised in renewable energies.