International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry

23. - 25. September 2013
Konzerthaus Freiburg, Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1
79098 Freiburg, DE

The SHC 2013 conference offers a unique discussion platform for the international solar thermal community.


  • International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC)
  • European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF)

Content Description

SHC 2013 will be the second edition of this new series of annual scientific conferences on solar heating and cooling. During the successful launch of SHC 2012 in San Francisco from July 9-11, 220 experts from 31 countries discussed the latest developments in solar heating and cooling as well as solar buildings.

For the 2013 edition of the conference, IEA SHC is joining forces with ESTIF which brings its own history of five successful ESTEC conferences, now continuing as SHC 2013, aiming to add a strong industry focus.

The SHC 2013 conference offers a unique discussion platform for the international solar thermal community. We invite all researchers and technical experts, as well as marketing specialists and policy makers, to present their work, and exchange views and ideas. In addition to key technical topics, the conference will also address market and policy issues from an international perspective. SHC 2013 will be the solar heating and cooling conference of 2013.

Systems and components

  • Solar thermal collectors
  • Thermal storage
  • Other innovative components and systems
  • Durability and reliability


  • Water heating
  • Solar heating and air-conditioning
  • District heating
  • Solar heat for industrial processes
  • Solar refrigeration
  • Solar architecture
  • Building integration
  • Building renovation
  • Urban planning
  • Solar resource assessment 

Market reports and framework conditions

  • Market reports (EU)
  • Global markets
  • Framework conditions and policies
  • Innovative business models and marketing
  • Standards and certification 

Target Audience

  • R&D experts from companies, research institutes, and universities
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Market and policy specialists
  • Experts in the solar heating and cooling community
  • Representatives from finance and investment
  • Policymakers

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