07/01/2022 | updated: 10.01.2022

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA SHC) calls for nominations for the SHC Solar Award 2022. Awards will be given to Solar Heating or Cooling projects working to reduce energy consumption and costs in social housing.

The SHC Solar Award of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of solar heating and cooling technologies. This year’s recipient will have demonstrated substantial achievement and measurable impact from a program or project executed in the last five years to support solar heating and cooling to reduce the costs and environmental impact of maintaining or increasing comfort in social housing. Nominations may be for an individual or organization responsible for implementing a program or project that provided comfortable and cost-efficient living conditions in affordable housing for financially vulnerable people by utilizing solar heating, cooling and/or daylighting technologies. The nomination may be from a nonprofit, municipal, regional, provincial/state or national entity, or an associated entity (e.g., developer, architect, builder). More information on the selection process and nomination can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 1 April 2022. All nominees should receive a message by July 2022. An international jury of the IEA SHC programme will select the winners. The top five nominees will be recognised on the IEA SHC website. This year's prize will be awarded at the EuroSun 2022 conference. This will take place from 26 to 29 September in Kassel. The prize is a free conference registration and a travel bursary. The SHC Solar Award has been presented since 2003, initially at separate SHC conferences, and for the last time in 2019 in Chile at the joint ISES SHC Solar World Congress. 

High participation of German actors in SHC

Germany has played an important role in the IEA's Technology Cooperation Programme SHC (TCP SHC) from the very beginning. German experts are currently involved in numerous tasks and projects of this programme and benefit from the international exchange. The TCP was founded in 1977 as one of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) first research cooperation programmes. Through multidisciplinary international research and exchanges of knowledge, as well as market and policy recommendations, SHC TCP works to establish solar thermal systems for various fields of application. It aims to break down technical and non-technical barriers, raise awareness among key policymakers, and encourage industry to use new solar thermal products and services.


German Delegate

Projektträger Jülich

Kerstin Krüger
Geschäftsbereich Energiesystem:Nutzung

+49 30 20199- 530

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Climate-neutral heating

We use over half of the energy in Germany to heat our homes, offices and stores and to provide heat for commerce and industry. The transition to renewable heat, unavoidable waste heat and CO2-free fuels must be organized.