IEA SHC Task 65 Expert Meeting & Industry Workshop

23. March - 24. March 2023
Fakultätsratssitzungsaal, SOWI 3OG, Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, AT

The regular Expert Meeting of IEA SHC Task 65 focuses on innovations in solar cooling for global Sunbelt regions and will be followed by an industry workshop on solar cooling.


IEA SHC Task 65

Content Description

The goal of the Task 65 is to focus on innovations for affordable, safe and reliable Solar Cooling systems for the Sunbelt regions worldwide. Generally, this requires a combination of cost reduction, simplifications of the systems and stimulation of market conditions through policies.

The implementation/adaptation of components and systems for the different boundary conditions is forced by cooperation with industry and with support of target countries like UAE through Mission Innovation (MI) Innovation Challenge "Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings" (IC7).

It is the expectation that this new approach of linking SHC Task work with MI IC7 activities and funding opportunities for Solar Cooling helps to develop a market uptake of Solar Cooling in the Sunbelt regions.

The innovation driver and the keyword is Adaption of existing concepts/technologies to the Sunbelt regions using solar energy either solar thermal or solar PV.

More information about the Project


Day 1 - Expert Meeting (23rd of March 2023)

  • 10:00 Welcome and Update Task Manager
    Uli Jakob
  • 10:15 Subtask A:
    • Adaptation - Salvatore Vasta
    • Activities A2, A3, A4, A5 - Activity leaders
    • Latest news from research and demo projects
  • 11:15 Coffee break
  • 11:30 Subtask B:
    • Demonstration - Wolfgang Weiss
    • Activities B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 - Activity leaders
    • Latest news from research and demo projects
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30 Subtask C:
    • Assessment and Tools - Daniel Neyer
    • Activities C1, C2, C3, C4 - Activity leaders
    • Latest news from research and demo projects
  • 14:15 Subtask D:
    • Dissemination - Paul Kohlenbach
    • Activities D1, D2a, D2b, D3, D4, D5, D6 - Activity leaders
  • 15:15 Preparation of Follow up Task
    Uli Jakob
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Multilateral meetings within the individual ST's - Subtask leaders
    Subtask B, D
  • 16:45 Any other business, final remarks - Uli Jakob
  • 17:00 End of the first meeting day

More information on the expert meeting on the IEA SHC Task 65 website

Day 2 - Industry Workshop (24th of March)

  • 10:00 Welcome
    Uli Jakob - Green Chiller/JER, Germany
  • 10:00 High efficiency solar cooling using a CPVT collector
    Reinhard Radermacher - CEEE, Uni Maryland, USA
  • 10:15 Concept and initial operating experience of a PV-supported
    cold store with ice slurry storage and cooling
    Mathias Safarik - ILK Dresden / AQVA Synergy GmbH, Germany
  • 10:30 Upscaling solid absorption chillers
    Tim Rutten - ARES-SolabCool, The Netherlands
  • 10:45 Test results of solar thermal vaccine refrigerator
    Roland Kühn - Coolar UG, Germany
  • 11:00 Last developments on solar DEC freescoo units
    Pietro Finocchiaro - Solarinvent, Italy
  • 11:15 Heat transfer solutions and solar cooling applications
    Antoni Castells - Ecotherm Austria GmbH, Austria
  • 11:30 Solar cooling by adsorption technology - System integration, application conditions and examples
    Franka Kretschmer - Fahrenheit GmbH, Germany
  • 11:45 MW scale industrial solar cooling and heating with a heat purchase agreement
    Christian Holter - SOLID Solar Energy Systems GmbH, Austria
  • 12:00 Solar thermal cooling at Camp Castor of the German army in Gao (Mali) with chilllii® Cooling Technology
    Frank Molter - SolarNext AG, Germany
  • 12:15 SolCoolDry: Ice production with an off grid system in Kenya – Challenges and achievements
    Alexander Morgenstern - Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
  • 12:30 Summary and closing words
    Uli Jakob - Green Chiller/ JER, Germany

More information on the industry workshop on the IEA SHC Task 65 website



Participant Information

  • Meeting and Workshop are both hybrid.
  • Online approach starting 15 minutes before.

Further information on the IEA SHC Task 65 website.


Contact Address

Daniel Neyer