Webinars in March offer insights into certification, labelling and the rise of SDH

Webinars in March offer insights into certification, labelling and the rise of SDH

Do not miss out the two solar heat webinars in March offered by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme together with partners. You can join the next IEA SHC Solar Academy webinar about the Global Solar Certification Network and Solergy either on 21 March or 23 March depending on your world region. We also recommend the online event The Rise of Solar District Heating which takes place on 28 March and includes a panel discussion with high-level experts on solar district heating across Europe.

The Solar Academy webinar will focus on the alliance between the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN) and the collector label Solergy. During the webinar, you will learn about the latest achievements of the global implementation of the GSCN and Solergy. The webinar will conclude with first-hand experiences with GSCN and Solergy from a certifier and a manufacturer.

The speakers will be able to answer all questions regarding collector certification and labelling from the different point of views (from right to left): Dr Harald Drück (GSCN Chairman), Marisol Oropeza (co-founder of Solergy), Dr Stephan Fischer (Group Leader for Testing at IGTE in Germany), Shawn Martin (Vice President of SRCC in USA).

You can register for the 21 March webinar including Q&A here.
For the 23 March webinar a two-step registration is necessary for the rebroadcasted webinar and the Live Q&A.

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Info package about Solar Heat for Cities, Towns and Energy Communities

Decarbonising the around 6,000 district heating networks in Europe is a challenging task in the next decade. The targets are currently discussed in Brussels within the revision of Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). The IEA SHC Programme has joint forces with the two important associations in Brussels – Euroheat & Power and Solar Heat Europe – to discuss the role of solar heat in this political context during a 1.5 hour webinar on 28 March 2023. Experts from the Task 68 Efficient Solar District Heating have developed the keynote presentation for this event which introduces how Solar Heat for Cities, Towns and Energy Communities already works today and who is using it successfully.

You can download this SDH info package here and use the online registration for the webinar.

The event will also bring together panelists covering the different perspectives needed for SDH uptake across Europe, such as financing, utilities, project development, and policy.

  • Bojan Bogdanovic, Principal Fund Manager, Renewable District Energy, EBRD, Serbia
  • Ina Bērziņa-Veita, CEO Salaspils Siltums, LatviaGuglielmo Cioni, Vice President Business Development, TVP Solar, Switzerland
  • Matthieu Ballu, Policy Officer, Directorate General for Energy, Renewable Energy Unit, European Commission, Belgium
  • Bärbel Epp, Managing Director Solrico & Journalist, Germany

Aurélie Beauvais, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power will moderate the panel discussion.


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264 towns and cities in Europe use solar heat already: Frontrunning countries are the dark orange marked once: Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden. Source: IEA SHC Task 68

Organisations mentioned in this news article:
IEA SHC Programme: https://www.iea-shc.org/
IEA SHC Task 68: https://task68.iea-shc.org/
Euroheat & Power: https://www.euroheat.org/
Solar Heat Europe: http://solarheateurope.eu/
Global Solar Certification Network: https://gscn.solar/
Solergy: https://gscn.solar/solergy/
IGTE: https://www.igte.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/
SRCC: https://solar-rating.org/
Solrico: https://www.solrico.com/
EBRD: https://www.ebrd.com/home
Salaspils Siltums: https://salaspilssiltums.lv/
TVP Solar: https://www.tvpsolar.com/

Bärbel Epp

Bärbel Epp is Founder and Director of the German communication and market research agency solrico and editor-in-chief of solarthermalworld.org