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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 was to increase the use of solar thermal energy in industry, to develop new collector technologies and to open up industrial and municipal water treatment as a new area of application with high market potential for solar thermal energy. The focus was on thermal separation technologies as well as technologies for solar water decontamination and disinfection. By combining the technologies with solar collectors, an innovative and economically attractive overall solution should be created for integration into 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 SHC Task 69: Solar Hot Water for 2030

Solar water heating will play a crucial role in the decarbonization of the energy system for 2030 and beyond. IEA SHC Task 69 focuses on two technologies which are likely to play the biggest role in the global solar hot water market: thermosyphon and photovoltaic (PV) hot water systems. For these technologies global market surveys, systems and component optimizations, cost reduction analyses and revision of standards are being conducted to accelerate growth in target markets.

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IEA SHC Task 70: Low Carbon, High Comfort Integrated Lighting

With the goal of decarbonization and sustainability of buildings in the sense of the circular economy, for integrated lighting systems the so far purely energy-based focus must be broadened to include the entire life cycle, with special consideration of visual and non-visual user requirements. In the task, strategic, technical, and economic information will be developed for the relevant stakeholders and networking activities will be offered.

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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 AFC Annex 33: Fuel Cells for Stationary Applications (Working period 2022 - 2024)

The task focus is on the analyses of decentralized hydrogen concepts in climate-neutral neighborhoods or renewable energy communities. Based on decentralized hydrogen energy concepts and in combination with electrolysers and hydrogen storage systems, stationary fuel cells will improve self-consumption rates of the renewable energy sources produced on site. Furthermore, the grid consumption of electrical energy will be reduced and the resilience of the energy system will be increased.

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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 Empowering all: Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy (Working period 2022-2024)

Previous work in the Task suggests that countries with higher income levels pay little attention to inclusive energy (-technology) use and its implications. Therefore, this project focuses on obtaining more data on the gender aspects of energy users through a survey, developing guidelines on inclusive technology development, and communicating the overall research results with interested stakeholders.

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IEA UsersTCP SLA 2.0: Inclusive and Community-Oriented Approaches to a Social License to Automate (Working period 2022-2024)

The energy transition is critical in solving the climate crisis. Automated demand side management has great potential in this process but struggles with social acceptance. In SLA2.0, the role of gender and diversity factors will be investigated with regards to flexibility and engagement and the contribution potential of energy communities to a social license to automate will be explored. Results will provide guidance for flexibility profile identification and stakeholder-specific recommendations.

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IEA UsersTCP: Social License to Automate (working period 2019-2021)

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 (Working period 2020-2022)

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 are being 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 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)

The project 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 deriving rules of thumb for the risk assessment of the ice throw risk of turbines in operation during icing conditions.

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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.