The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal and solar thermal sector – including the related industries – to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling. Five major European organisations – EUREC, EHP, EGEC, EHPA, SHE and WIP – are assisting the stakeholders of the RHC-ETIP in coordinating activities related to the implementation of a research and innovation strategy to increase the use of renewable energy sources for heating and cooling in line and supporting the targets set by the European Green Deal, as well as to foster the growth and the market uptake of the RHC technologies.
EUREC’s role: in quality of project coordinator, EUREC is the ultimate responsible for supporting and coordinating the activities of the RHC-ETIP’s Members
This project keeps the emphasis on the need to enlarge the membership of the RHC-ETIP by involving more closely policy makers and RHC stakeholders on the national level, as well as other relevant stakeholders (i.e. new markets for the H&C demand side, and socioeconomic experts) in its work. This new project also adds stronger emphasis on the RHC industry through establishment of RHC Accelerator and the development of the RHC industrial strategy. By supporting interactions between the many stakeholders representing industry, research and academia, from different renewable heating and cooling technologies, and by further inclusion of complementary sectors and expertise, the SecRHC-ETIP will assist the RHC sector in strengthening its growth and competitiveness both vis-à-vis traditional heating and cooling technologies, as well as with respect to other RES energies and competitors coming from non-EU countries.