SHC 2013 - Internation Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry

2013 SAHWIA Annual Conference

Date  Monday, September 23, 2013
Time   14:00 - 17:30
Fee   $ CAD 135

Pre-registration is required.

Please register here.

Solar Air Heating World Industries Association will be holding its annual conference & general meeting in conjunction with SHC 2013 on Monday September 23, 2013 in Freiburg. Solar air heating is an exciting technology that has been used on buildings around the world, and is now posed to deliver an increasing share of "Renewable Heating".  Join us to meet other participants in the solar air heating market and get involved with this growing market.

  • 14:00    Cecile Tabarot – Executive Director
    Welcome and opening remarks       
  • 14:15    John Hollick – Chairman of the Board
    Status of SAHWIA           
  • 14:30    Alfred Brunger – Exova, Technical Manager Energy Systems
    EN12975 Test procedure       
  • 15:15    Doug McClenahan – NRCAN – Solar R&D Manager
    Solar air heating around the world   
  • 16:00    Break
  • 16:30    Cecile Tabarot – Executive Director
    Annual General Meeting
  • 17:00    Victoria Hollick – Treasurer
    SAHWIA Financial overview       
  • 17:30    Cecile Tabarot
    Wrap up               

Workshop on EU-Project DiGeSPo 

Date  Monday, September 23, 2013
Time   16:15 - 18:00

This workshop will present the research results of the DIGESPO (DIstributed CHP GEneration from small size concentrated Solar Power) project, part-funded under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme. Project partners will present the research and development results of a modular 1-3 kWe, 3-9 kWth micro Combined Heat and Power (m-CHP) system, based on innovative Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Stirling engine technology, that is capable of providing electrical power, heating and cooling for single or multiple domestic dwellings.


Agenda of the Workshop

  • L. Crema, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – project coordinator:
    DiGeSPo project, the concept, the evolution and results
  • E. Wackelgard, Uppsala University and B. Rivolta, Politecnico di Milano:
    Development of a new medium temperature, low cost absorber, high performance absorber
  • S. Hesse, Narva Lichtquellen:
    Engineering of the receiver
  • L. Luminari, Electronic Machining:
    Desing and realization of the optical modules, tracking system and control apparatus
  • D. Hislop, Sustainable Engine Systems:
    New perspectives and integration issues of innovative SLM heat exchanges in thermodynamic cycles 
  • F. Alberti, Fondazione Bruno Kessler:
    The prime mover, High Energy Density FBK Stirling
  • B. Restall, Projects in Motion:
    Demonstration of the project, bring research to life

Energy Avantgarde

Date  Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time   14:00 - 15:45

New Initiative for International Collaboration, Competition and Excellence in Energy Technologies

The idea for the European Energy Avantgarde is to establish an international competition in Europe aiming to develop sustainable concepts for specific problems in existing buildings and cities.
Addressing the task of increasing urban density and modernizing buildings in Europe will rank first in the list of priorities.
As evolution of Internationale Bauaustellung and Solar Decathlon the new competition format shall involve the whole society and pioneer the path of transition towards sustainable energy supply.
The event provides information about ongoing activities in France and Germany and the panel will discuss how the new approach for international competition can be managed as a European initiative.



  • Andreas Eckmanns, Bundesamt für Energie BFE, Switzerland
  • Pascal Rollet, école nationale supérieure architecture grenoble, France
  • Werner Weiss, AEE INTEC, Austria
  • Markus Kratz, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany


Schools of the Future

Date  Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time   16:15 - 18:30


The side event presents practical solutions for deep retrofitting of school buildings in Europe


  • 16:15     H. Erhorn-Kluttig, Fraunhofer IBP
    School of the Future – Towards Zero Emission with High Performance Indoor Environment
  • 16:30     M. Zinzi, ENEA
    Retrofit of an Existing School in Italy with High Energy Standards
  • 16:45     J. Goerres, Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart
    Deep Retrofit of the Solitudegymnasium in Stuttgart Weilimdorf
  • 17:00     G. Andersen, Drammen Eiendom KF
    Ambitious Renovation of a Historical School Building in Cold Climate
  • 17:15     O.C. Morck, Cenergia Energy Consultants
    Energy Saving Technology Screening Within the EU-Project School of the Future
  • 17:30     J. Reiss, Fraunhofer IBP
    Energy Retrofitting of School Buildings to Achieve Plus Energy and 3-Litre Building Standards
  • 17:45     I. Luetkemeyer, IBUS architects and engineers
    Energy-Plus Primary School, Hohen Neuendorf, Germany
  • 18:00     S. Winiger, Fraunhofer ISE
    Power Generation Using District Heat: Energy Efficient Retrofitted Plus-Energy School Rostock
  • 18:15     H. Erhorn, Fraunhofer IBP
    Converting a School-Building from 1954 into Surplus-Energy

Task 39 Exhibition of Polymeric Collectors and Components

Date:          Monday, September 23 - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Solar Heating and Cooling Programme’s Task 39 exhibits polymeric solar thermal collectors and components in front of the conference venue from 23 to 25 September.
The Task 39 Exhibition is the first of its kind to put selected polymeric collectors, storage tanks and other components on stage. Next to polymeric collectors and thermosiphon systems from Magen Eco Energy, the companies Aventa, Enerconcept, Roth, Consolar and Kompetenzzentrum Holz showcase pioneering solar thermal collectors for building integration, polymer based air collectors, collector storage tanks and innovate wood plastic composites. Additional information on current research activities is provided by associated Task 39 research institutes and partners like Fraunhofer ISE, SWT Stuttgart, PCCL, the University of Leoben and Sunlumo. Thus highlighting established and novel combinations of polymeric components, the exhibition will show a range of possibilities for re-thinking solar thermal. The Task 39 experts invite everyone to visit the Task 39 truck and learn more about this new generation of solar thermal energy systems.

Exhibition Partners

  • Aventa Solar
  • Magen Eco Energy
  • Enerconcept Technologies
  • Roth Werke
  • Sunlumo
  • SWT Stuttgart
  • Montanuniversität Leoben
  • PCCL
  • Gogas
  • Consolar
  • Kompetenzzentrum Holz
  • Ziemer Transporte


  • Fraunhofer ISE

ISO/TC 180 Meetings


Different meetings of international standardization groups in Solar Energy will take place following the SHC conference in Freiburg.
Industry representatives are welcome to participate in these meetings as an observer (no voting rights).
The participation is free of charge, but pre-registration is mandatory.
The meetings will take place at the Fraunhofer ISE. Further details will be provided following the registration. 

If you are interested to join one of the meetings, please contact

Thursday, September 26, 2013
8:30-12:30           ISO/TC 180/SC 4 Systems - Thermal performance, reliability and durability
13:30-16:30         ISO/TC 180/SC 1 Climate - Measurement and data
13:30-16:30         ISO/TC 180/ WG 3 Components

Friday, September 27, 2013

8:30-12:30           ISO/TC 180/WG 1 Nomenclature
16:30-18:30         Joint ISO/TC 180 and CEN/TC 312

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