14 Juni 2018

Recording of SHC global market webinar available

In a current Solar Academy webinar the Solar Heating and Cooling Market and Industry Trends 2017 were made a subject of discussion. solrico was invited to hold one of the presentations and focused on developments in industry and policy.


The webinar highlighted the key data and findings of the two most recent SHC market reports:

  • Solar Heat Worldwide. Global Market Development and Trends in 2017 from IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC)
  • Renewables 2018. Global Status Report from REN21.

The recording of the SHC global market webinar is available on YouTube.
The solrico presentation is available for download here.

35 GWth of new solar thermal capacity was commissioned in 2017, increasing total global capacity by 4% to around 472 GWth. 2017 was a record year for new solar heat for industrial processes installations driven by economic competitiveness, a strong supply chain and policies to reduce air pollution. Concentrating collector technologies played an increasing role in providing heat for district heating and industrial applications. For the first time since the peak years 2011-2012, new manufacturing capacity was constructed for flat plate and concentrating collectors.