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IEA HPT Annex 51: Acoustic Signatures of Heat Pumps

The project aims at enhancing the acceptance of heat pumps and removing market barriers by reducing acoustic noise emissions and vibrations. The project involves: innovative experimental laboratory work, various numerical approaches and preliminary work in context of uniform legal and normative boundary conditions. In addition, new assessment schemes are developed and perceptual tests are carried out.

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IEA HPT Task 41: Cold Climate Heat Pumps

The aim was to increase the efficiency of outdoor air heat pumps in cold climates in locations with low outside temperatures of up to -25°C. Newly developed heat exchanger concepts were tested and optimized regarding their icing behaviour. Different circuit modifications were modelled and simulation studies for low ambient temperatures were carried out.

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IEA HPT Task 42: Heat pumps in smart energy grids’ for sustainable cities

The aim of Annex 42 is to analyse the technical possibilities as well as the economic/regulatory framework conditions of heat pumps for load balancing in smart grids, which are largely controlled by electricity supplier, and to investigate the impact on thermal consumers and possible potentials, in order to work out economic incentive models for load shifting and the benefits for energy supply companies and end customers on this basis.

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IEA Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT)

The IEA Heat Pump Technologies programme develops and disseminates objective and balanced information on heat pumps, refrigeration technologies and air conditioning with the aim of exploiting the environmentally relevant and energetic potential of these technologies. This programme includes joint research projects, workshops, conferences and an information service (IEA Heat Pump Centre).

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IEA Hydrogen (Hydrogen TCP)

The Hydrogen TCP aims to accelerate deployment and use of hydrogen technologies by carrying out and co-ordinating collaborative activities of analysis, applied research and communication.

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IEA IETS Annex 17: Membrane filtration for energy-efficient separation of lignocellulosic biomass components

The overarching goal of IEA IETS TCP Annex 17 is to strengthen the network of the Austrian membrane and biorefinery landscape. The aim is the optimized use of lignocellulose material in biorefineries by using efficient and sustainable membrane technologies. For this purpose, energy efficient membrane technologies are evaluated and optimized as well as strategies for the utilization of biomass components are developed.

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IEA ISGAN Annex 3: Benefit/Cost Analyses and Tools of Smart Grids

Together with experts from 11 countries, the EI-JKU has analysed cost-benefit models and developed proposals for their adaptation and further development. In the course of the work, the EI-JKU dealt in particular with two questions: how such an evaluation model can be adapted to Austrian conditions and which socio-economic factors influence the question of whether an end consumer emerges as a winner or loser from Smart Grid-based functionalities.

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IEA ISGAN Annex 5: Smart Grids International Research Facility Network (SIRFN)

The Smart Grids International Research Facility Network (SIRFN) aims at improving the implementation of Smart Grids technologies by collaboration between smart grid testing facilities, test beds, and large-scale demonstrations. By active participation, Austria’s position and leading role on the forefront of international Smart Grids development will be strengthened.

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IEA ISGAN Annex 6: Power Transmission and Distribution Systems (working period 2017 - 2018)

ISGAN aims at enhancing the knowledge about Smart Grid Technologies and accelerating their international development. The main objective of the Austrian participation in IEA ISGAN Annex 6 is to acquire knowledge and develop long-term concepts for the development of an intelligent electricity system, with the focus on the interaction of distribution and transmission networks.

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IEA Industrial Energy-Related Technologies and Systems (IETS TCP)

The Industrial Energy-Related Technology Programme (IETS) focuses on energy use in a broad range of industry sectors. It fosters international co-operation amongst relevant research strands, networking within and across industrial sectors, as well as exchange of information and knowledge between experts from industry, science and politics.

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IEA International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) Annex 6 on Power T&D Systems. Working period 2015 - 2016.

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) aims in enhancing the knowledge about Smart Grid Technologies and accelerating the development and the international deployment. The main objective of the Austrian contribution in IEA ISGAN Annex 6 is to build up knowledge and long term concepts for the development of an intelligent and integrated electricity system, with the focus on the interaction of distribution and transmission networks, including the lead of the related subtask within the Annex.

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IEA PVPS Task 12: PV Environmental Health And Safety (working period 2015-2017)

The aim of IEA PVPS Task 12 is to foster international collaboration in the area of photovoltaics and environment. That includes compiling and disseminating accurate Information on environment, health, safety, and other aspects of sustainability associated with the life-cycle of photovoltaics. The austrian contribution addresses LCA, implementation of sustainability aspects and dissemination.

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IEA PVPS Task 12: Photovoltaics Sustainability (working period 2018 - 2021)

The aim of IEA PVPS Task 12 is to foster international collaboration in the area of photovoltaics and environment. That includes compiling and disseminating accurate Information on environment, health, safety, and other aspects of sustainability associated with the life-cycle of photovoltaics. Results are guidelines and data basis in order to harmonize LCAs and studies on future environmental impacts of PV and PV recycling. The Austrian contribution addressed LCA, implementation of sustainability aspects and dissemination.

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IEA PVPS Task 14: High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids (working period 2010 - 2014)

The main goal of Task 14 is to promote the use of grid-connected PV as an important source in electric power systems at the higher penetration levels that may require additional efforts to integrate dispersed generators. The aim of these efforts is to reduce the technical barriers to achieving high penetration levels of distributed renewable systems.

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IEA PVPS Task 15: Acceleration of BIPV

Building integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is one of the future markets for Photovoltaics which enables the combination of architecture and energy technology. IEA-PVPS Task 15 focusses on international networking and research within this technological field of expertise to, for example identify future business models or to develop approaches for international BIPV standardization.

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IEA PVPS Task 17: Photovoltaik for Transport (working period 2018 - 2021)

The IEA PVPS Task 17 focuses on the potential contributions of PV technologies to the transport sector as well as on the expected market potential of PV application in the transport sector.

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IEA PVPS Task 1: Strategic PV Analysis & Outreach

Task 1 aims at promoting and facilitating the exchange and dissemination of information on the technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of PV power systems. The activities support the broader PVPS objectives: to contribute to cost reduction of PV power applications, to increase awareness of the potential and value of PV power systems, to foster the removal of both technical and non-technical barriers and to enhance technology co-operation.

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IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS)

The approximately 250 experts involved in the currently 8 active tasks carry out various joint application-oriented projects for photovoltaics. The Importance of Photovoltaics for the decarbonisation of the Energy system has grown massively in recent years due to the significant decline in costs. With currently 26 participating countries and some associations, a broad international exchange of experience is possible in this research program.

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IEA SHC PVT Task 60: Applications of Photovoltaic/thermal (PVT) Systems and New Fields of Application and Examples of PVT

The objectives of the task are the development of new system solutions, where the (Photovoltaic/thermal) PVT technology has clear advantages over the separate installation of PV modules and solar thermal collectors as well as standardization and cost reduction. The Austrian participation serves the establishment and deepening of know-how, the strengthening of the international network as well as the transfer and optimal conversion of the task achievements for the Austrian industry.

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IEA SHC Task 32: Advanced Heat Storage Concepts

IEA SHC Task 32 deals with advanced storage concepts for low energy buildings. In the project storages based on phase change materials are used in solar combisystems, in order to reduce the emissions and increase the efficiency of biomass- and gas boilers and to increase the solar fraction