IEA SHC Task 63 Solar Neighborhood Planning

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Engineering and Technology


The main objective of Task 63 is to support developers, property owners/associations, architects, urban planners, municipalities, institutions, and other key players to achieve solar neighborhoods that support long-term solar access for energy production and for daylighting buildings and outdoor environments – resulting in sustainable and healthy environments.

The types of support being developed in this Task include strategies for the design of new and existing communities with focus on solar energy, comprising methods to secure sunlight access (right to light). Furthermore, the Task aims to focus on economic strategies and business models for better use of passive and active solar energy. Apart from economic values, added values or co-benefits of solar energy are considered. Another objective is to study the workflow of tools needed to support decisions in all planning stages (tool chain). Finally, case studies in each participating country will be a central part to bind close ties to practice and implementation.
Effective start/end date2019/09/012023/10/31

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