Wednesday, 12. December 2018 - 13:00 to 14:30 (GMT/UTC)

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 present results from IEA SHC Task 57: Solar Standards and Certification. As part of the webinar, the Global Solar Certification Network, the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative and IEA SHC's work on ISO guidelines will be discussed.

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 available on the SHC webiste after the webinar.

Webinar Recording

Shawn Martin (Moderator)

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

Jan Erik Nielsen

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

Harald Drück

Harald Drück, from GTE (former ITW/TZS) University of Stuttgart, Germany, is Chairman of the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN) and leader of SHC Task 57 Subtask A: Kick-off operation of the GSCN. Harald will discuss the motivation for establishing the GSCN, its general structure and working rules as well as share some of the success stories achieved so far.


Korbinian Kramer

Korbinian Kramer leads a working group on testing, quality assurance and technical characterization of heating and cooling technologies at Fraunhofer ISE and is a lecturer at the University of Freiburg, Germany in the Master Courses on Renewable Energy Management and Sustainable System Engineering. Korbinian will present the supplementary guide to the latest version of the EN ISO 9086 standard - this guideline developed in SHC Task 57 is focused on the industries producing or installing solar thermal collectors, test laboratories applying the standard and certification bodies using the standard.


Khalid Salmi

Khalid Salmi graduated as a mechanical engineer and holds a Master degree in Renewable Energy engineering. He is actively coordinating the regional implementation and execution of RCREEE’s (Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) standardization and certification programs, specifically SHAMCI (Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative), the first certification scheme for solar thermal products and services in the Arab region, and PA-CEMP (Pan Arab Certified Energy Management Professional Program), the first standardized in-depth professional certification program for Arab energy managers.

Additional Information

Webinar Recording

We understand that sometimes the time of the webinar may not suit people in many parts of the world. While we try to alternate webinar times to suit as many time zones as possible, it is not always possible. Therefore, we will post the recording of the webinar and the presentations, on the IEA SHC Solar Academy YouTube channel, the IEA SHC Solar Academy website and on the ISES YouTube channel

Questions & Answers

During the live webinar, there is a "questions and answers" session within the last 10 to 20 minutes. We will continue the conversation on LinkedIn (IEA SHC LinkedIn group and ISES LinkedIn group)

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