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Proceedings now online!

The conference proceedings of SHC 2015 are now published in Elsevier’s Energy Procedia

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Video Interviews on SHC

14 interviews with participants of SHC 2015 are now available on the YouTube Channel of

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Chairmen's Message

Globally, heat represents over 50% of the final energy consumption, with serious implications for energy security and energy-related CO2 emissions. As efforts to replace fossil-generated heat with renewable energy sources are slowly gaining momentum.    
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Thank you for attending SHC 2015!

We were happy to welcome 233 participants from 37 countries around the world in Istanbul, Turkey!

Thanks to all authors for their high quality contributions. Also many thanks to the reviewers for their dedicated support and to all our sponsors who helped to make this conference a success.

The Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry conference, a conference of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme and the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), is the premier annual event for solar professionals in heating and cooling applications.
SHC 2015 was hosted by GÜNDER, the Turkish section of the International Solar Energy Society in Istanbul, Turkey. It led researchers, market specialists and industry to the bridge between two continents. The conference program brought together the latest developments in solar heating and cooling and highlight local market success.
A special Industry Day complemented the scientific program with topics such as new markets and products, competitiveness, and future trends. Turkey is the largest solar thermal market in Europe and solar is an integral part of Turkey’s sustainable energy roadmap.  

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