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IEA SHC Task 59/EBC Annex 76: Deep Renovation of Historic Buildings - Towards lowest possible energy demand and CO2 emission (nZEB)

The goal of Task 59 was to document international best practice examples (knowledge base), develop a multidisciplinary planning process, and develop holistic retrofit solutions for historic buildings. As a knowledge base, the Historic Building Retrofit Atlas (www.HiBERatlas.com) emerged from the project. In the HiBERatlas more than 55 best practice examples are documented. In addition to the management of Subtask A (Knowledge Base) and Subtask C (Conservation compatible retrofit solutions & strategies), innovative technical and organizational retrofit solutions, which have already been applied in national demonstration projects and tested in practice, have been incorporated and further developed through the Austrian participation.

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IEA SHC Task 61/EBC Annex 77: Integrated Solutions for Daylighting and Electric Lighting

Lighting accounts for around 15% of global electricity consumption - intelligent coordination of daylighting and electric lighting solutions together with integral lighting controls enable significant energy savings. At the same time, the solutions must be optimally planned in a user-centered approach based on the visual and non-visual effects of light. The task analysed user requirements as well as existing technologies and design methods and documented exemplary implementations in case studies.

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IEA SHC Task 62: Solar Energy in Industrial Water and Wastewater Management

The main objective of IEA SHC Task 62 is to increase the use of solarthermal energy in industry, to develop newcollector technologies and to open up industrial and municipal water treatment as a newarea of application with high market potential for solar thermal energy. The nexus between solar thermal energy and water treatment enables the development of newand innovative technology combinations and the change to a sustainable, resource- and energy-efficient industry.

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IEA SHC Task 67: Compact Thermal Energy Storage Materials within Components within Systems

This Task aims to push forward the compact thermal energy storage (CTES) technology developments to accelerate their market introduction through the international collaboration of experts from materials research, components development and system integration. These technologies are based on the classes of phase change materials (PCM) and thermochemical materials (TCM). Materials from these classes will be studied, improved, characterized and tested in components.

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IEA SHC Task 68: Efficient Solar District Heating Systems (Working period 2022 - 2024)

Regarding the use of CO2-free technologies for local/district heating systems, solar technologies in particular offer an efficient option. In this task, the opportunities and challenges are investigated in order to efficiently provide the required temperatures necessary for local/district heating networks through solar technologies, to promote digitalisation, to identify new business models and measures for cost reduction, and to spread the knowledge about the potential of solar district heating systems.

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IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC)

Since 1977 the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme supports joint research and development activities in the field of solar thermal technologies focusing solar thermal for heating and cooling of buildings, for industrial applications and in agriculture.

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IEA TCP Fluidized Bed Conversion (FBC). Working period 2013-2016

The Technology Collaboration Programme includes the collaboration, the exchange of relevant information and networking in the area of fluidized bed conversion of fuels applied for clean energy production.

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IEA UsersTCP: Social License to Automate

Automation applications for load shifting, also in the homes of end customers, will play an important role in the current transformation process of the energy system. The project “Social License to Automate” examined the question, which aspects are important for the success of these innovations and technologies, and under which circumstances end users are prepared to accept or reject energy-related automation processes.

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IEA UsersTCP: “Empowering all” Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy

The Annex supports the design of a more efficient and inclusive energy system by integrating gender perspectives. Based on case studies and best practice examples, country-specific recommendations for inclusive energy policies will be elaborated.

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IEA Wind Energy Systems (Wind TCP)

The mission of the Wind TCP is to stimulate co-operation on wind energy research and development and to provide high quality information and analysis to member governments and commercial sector leaders. The focus lies on technology development and deployment, as well as market and policy instruments.

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IEA Wind Task 19: Wind Energy in Cold Climates (Working period 2022 - 2024)

In order to achieve the development targets for renewable energies, generation plants will increasingly have to be installed at locations with more demanding technical and environmental conditions in the future. For wind energy, this means planning and operating turbines under icing conditions in many countries. The task investigates and evaluates technological solutions in this environment and publishes procedural recommendations in the form of technical reports and guidelines.

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IEA Wind Task 19: Wind Energy in Cold Climates (working period 2013 - 2015)

The international experts elaborated two guidelines on the current state of wind energy utilization under icing conditions: the "State of the Art Report" and the "Recommended Practices Report". On a national level, Energiewerkstatt compiled a comparative report on international approval procedures with the assessment of icefall risk, a report regarding operational experience with a stand-alone power supply unit as well as a report on the evaluation of different ice detection systems.

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IEA Wind Task 19: Wind Energy in Cold Climates (working period 2016 - 2018)

IEA Wind Task 19 deals with the challenges of the utilisation of wind energy in Cold Climates (i.e. under icing-conditions) and offers through global networking and mutual exchange of experience, the possibility of collecting and generating additional know-how. Aim of the subtask was to share experiences with international partners and standardising of icefall risk assessments. In addition, an evaluation report on the functionality of the new Vestas rotor blade heating system was published.

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IEA Wind Task 19: Wind Energy in Cold Climates (working period 2019 - 2021)

Task 19 deals with the challenges of wind power utilisation in icing conditions and provides a strong opportunity to generate new knowledge by global networking. Energiewerkstatt leads a subtask in the field of icefall risk and works on a transfer-function for converting the icing information on an anemometer to a wind turbine.

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IEA Wind Task 27: Small Wind Turbines in High Turbulence Sites

To ensure safety, reliability and productivity of small wind turbines (SWT) the experts of IEA Wind Task 27 developed a standard consumer label for small wind turbines. Since 2013 Task 27 is focussing on small wind turbines in high turbulence sites. By actively participating in the IEA Implementing Agreement Wind Energy Task 27, Austria’s stakeholders will become participants in the global small wind network. The establishment of a national working group as well as the organisation of an annual small wind conference in Austria will foster a durable collaboration and provide new impetus to the Austrian Small Wind Community.

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IEA Wind Task 27: Small Wind Turbines in High Turbulence Sites (working period 2016 - 2018)

Since 2013 Task 27 is focussing on small wind turbines (SWT) in high turbulence sites. By actively participating in the IEA Implementing Agreement Wind Energy Task 27, Austria’s stakeholders will become participants in the global small wind network. The establishment of a national working group as well as the organisation of an annual small wind conference in Austria will foster a durable collaboration and provide new impetus to the Austrian Small Wind Community.

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IEA Wind Task 27: Small Wind Turbines in High Turbulence Sites (working period 2018 - 2019)

By participating in the IEA Wind Task 27, a number of goals could be achieved, including the development of a site assessment scheme for wind turbines in areas with high turbulence intensities, the further development of the IEC 61400 standard, the participation in the “Compendium of IEA Wind TCP Task 27 case studies “And the update of the “Small Wind Power Report 2018” as well as activities such as holding the event “Small Wind Power Conference” in Austria.

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IEA Wind Task 32: Wind lidar systems for wind energy deployment (Working period 2016-2019)

Since 2012 Task 32 of IEA Wind has been concerned with the development and the multiple challenges in the application of LIDAR (light detection and ranging) applications in wind energy. The aims of this international research cooperation are the compilation of existing knowledge and experience as well as the elaboration of new conclusions through mutual exchange and global networking.

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IEA Wind Task 32: Wind lidar systems for wind energy deployment (Working period 2019-2021)

Task 32 deals with the challenges of using Wind-LIDAR-Systems and provides a strong opportunity to generate new knowledge by global networking. Energiewerkstatt elaborates an analysis regarding data availabilities of LIDAR measurement campaigns at different sites in Austria and resumes an organisational role regarding the assessment of uncertainties of LIDAR measurements in complex terrain.

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IEA Wind Task 41: Enabling Wind to Contribute to a Distributed Energy Future

IEA Wind Task 41 is engaged in enabling wind technology as an economically competitive and reliable distributed energy resource option. In order to reach this goal, extensive research collaboration is pursued and findings and results are recommended to the IEC standard review committee.