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11th Joint Meeting of the SHC Programme and Solar Trade Associations

October 31, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Jumeirah Hotel at Etihad Towers
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

On behalf of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programme and Solar Heat Europe (ESTIF), we would like to invite you to the 11th Joint Meeting of the SHC Programme and Solar Thermal Trade Associations.

To continue the discussions of the 10th meeting of the SHC Programme and Solar Trade Associations at SHC 2015 in Istanbul, this year’s meeting will focus on market trends and ways to collaborate to support market development. The goal of this meeting is to discuss ideas, expectations and experiences with regard to solar thermal markets worldwide, while looking into common points that
may benefit from global cooperation in our sector.

Once again, we will hold the meeting in conjunction with our International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2017). What will make this meeting different is
that SHC 2017 will be a joint conference with the International Solar Energy Society’s Solar World Congress (SWC 2017). With this larger gathering of the solar community, we are looking forward to
having a diverse group of solar industry representatives at the meeting.

We hope that you will join us in Abu Dhabi. Please see the attached preliminary agenda for more information. Although you do not need to attend the SHC 2017 / SWC 2017 conference to participate
in this meeting, we hope that you will. Early bird registration closes August 31st. 

Please RSVP to Pamela Murphy (the SHC Secretariat), secretariat@iea-shc.org by September 15th if you can join us in Abu Dhabi.

AGENDA

Goal of the meeting: To bring industry and IEA SHC Programme representatives together to discuss the market trends and to strategize on how to collaboratively support market development. The dinner meeting will provide the opportunity to discuss ideas, expectations and experiences with regard to solar thermal markets worldwide, while looking into common points that may benefit from global cooperation in our sector.
 
Moderator: Jan Erik Nielsen (Danish member of the IEA SHC Executive Committee)
 
Dinner & Meeting: 19:00 – 21:00
 
19:00 Dinner & Welcome – Ken Guthrie & Robin Welling
 
19:30 How SHC Work Is Supporting Market Development & Opportunities for Collaboration
– PVT – Jean-Christophe Hadorn
– Solar Energy Industrial Waste Management – Christoph Brunner
– Price Reduction of Solar Thermal Systems – TBD
 
20:00 Trends in the World Market – Werner Weiss
 
20:10 Challenges for the Solar Thermal Sector
– The industry perspective – Robin Welling
 
20:20 Round Table Discussions
– Which IEA SHC activities could support market development from industry viewpoints and what could industry and IEA SHC do together to move the market forward?
 
20:40 Reporting & Wrap Up
 
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