IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme
The Solar Heating and Cooling Technology Collaboration Programme (SHC TCP) was established in 1977, one of the first programmes of the International Energy Agency. The SHC Programme's work is unique in that it is accomplished through the international collaborative effort of experts from country members, sponsor members and the European Union.
The benefits of this approach are:
- accelerates the pace of technology development,
- promotes standardization,
- enhances national R&D programmes,
- permits national specialization, and
- saves time and money.