The next Solar Academy webinar on Tuesday 12 June 2018 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time) will highlight the key data and findings of the two most recent SHC market reports: Solar Heat Worldwide. Global Market Development and Trends in 2017 from IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) and Renewables 2018. Global Status Report from REN21. Further information and registration is available online.
35 GWth of new solar thermal capacity was commissioned in 2017, increasing total global capacity by 4% to around 472 GWth. 2017 was a record year for new solar heat for industrial processes installations driven by economic competitiveness, a strong supply chain and policies to reduce air pollution. Concentrating collector technologies played an increasing role in providing heat for district heating and industrial applications. For the first time since the peak years 2011-2012, new manufacturing capacity was constructed for flat plate and concentrating collectors.
The webinar is organised by the Solar Academy of the IEA SHC Programme and hosted by ISES, the International Solar Energy Society.
Three experts will speak during the 1.5 hours webinar (see table below). Recording will be available on the Solar Academy website afterwards. The webinar will be moderated by Pedro Dias, Secretary General of Solar Heat Europe, Belgium.
Werner Weiss, Director of the Austrian Institute AEE INTEC and co-author of the study Solar Heat Worldwide, shares key data on added capacity, prospering applications, jobs and the contribution to emission reduction.
Bärbel Epp, News Editor of solarthermalworld.org and author of the GSR section Solar Heating and Cooling Market and Industry, presents recent developments in industry and policy.
Jean-Christophe Hadorn, Manager of Swiss firm Base Consultants and Operating Agent of the IEA SHC task Application of PVT Collectors, explores market and industry development of PV-Thermal technologies.
Bärbel Epp is Founder and Director of the German communication and market research agency solrico and editor-in-chief of solarthermalworld.org