Solar Standards and Certification - IEA SHC Solar Academy Task 57

Solar Standards and Certification - IEA SHC Solar Academy Task 57

Wednesday, 12. December 2018
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Solar Standards and Certification - IEA SHC Solar Academy Task 57

As part of the IEA SHC Solar Academy, in which IEA SHC shares it’s work and supports R&D and implementation of solar heating and cooling projects worldwide, this webinar will present Task 57 on solar standards and certification.

Four panelist speakers will introduce Task 57, its sub-tasks A, B and C and introduce perspectives for solar standards and certification. As part of the webinar, the Global Solar Certification Network, IEA SHCs work on ISO guidelines as well as different requirements in certification will be introduced.

The webinar is organized by the Solar Academy of the IEA SHC Programme and hosted by ISES, the International Solar Energy Society - the webinar presentations as well as the recording will be made available after the webinar.

Shwan Martin (Moderator)

Shawn Martin is a mechanical engineer with wide range of experience in research and development, product design and commercialization, primarily for construction technologies. Currently, Shwan is the Technical Director for SRCC’s certification programs, certifying solar thermal collectors and systems for North America and managing projects to update and convert SRCC’s standards to American National Standards.

Shawn will be moderating the webinar and the Q&A section.


Jan Erik Nielsen

Jan Erik Nielsen is Operating Agent for Task 57 and Manager of the Global Solar Certification Network.

Jan Erik was involved from very beginning in developing the Pan European certification scheme Solar Keymark and is Manager of the Solar Keymark Network. He will introduce IEA SHC Task 57, give a summary of Subtask B and present some perspectives for solar standards and certification.


Harald Drück

Harald Drück, Chairman of the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN) and Leader of Subtask A (Kick-off operation of the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN)) from IGTE (former ITW/TZS) University of Stuttgart, Germany will present the motivation for the establishment of the Global Solar Certification Network as well as the success stories achieved so far. Furthermore he will introduce the general structure of the GSCN and give a brief introduction into the GSCN working rules.

Korbinian S. Kramer

Korbinian Kramer is heading a working group on testing, quality assurance and technical characterization of heating and cooling technologies and he is a lecturer at the University of Freiburg in the Master Courses Renewable Energy Management and Sustainable System Engineering.

Korbinian will introduce the supplementary guide to the latest version of the EN ISO 9086 standard - this guideline developed in the context of the IEA Task 57 is focused to the applying partners, those being industries producing or installing solar thermal collectors, test laboratories applying the standard and certification bodies basing certification on it.


Ashraf Kraidy

Ashraf Kraidy is the founder of SHAMCI (Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative) and act as the SHAMCI network secretariat. He is an electrical engineer and renewable energy and energy efficiency expert.

As leader of Subtask C from the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Egypt), Ashraf will present the different levels of certification schemes in terms of conditions and eligibilities. The perspective of the European scheme (Solar keymark) and the Arab Region Scheme (SHAMCI) will be introduced as example. The speech will show the necessity of providing different scales of certification to ensure quality products in different markets.

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IEA SHC Solar Academy

The SHC Solar Academy is the latest effort by the IEA SHC Programme to share it’s work and support R&D and implementation of solar heating and cooling projects worldwide. The academy includes webinars by IEA SHC experts on specific results and tools and hosted by ISES, videos highlighting IEA SHC's work and other relevant issues, national days for the exchange of information between national experts and IEA SHC experts and onsite training by IEA SHC experts is offered by request in IEA SHC member countries.

Please find more information on the IEA SHC academy here

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