The proposed Task focuses on the analysis of the future role of solar thermal in energy supply systems in urban environments. Based on an energy economic analysis - reflecting future changes in the whole energy system - strategies and technical solutions as well as associated tools will be developed. Good examples of integration of solar thermal systems in urban
energy systems will be developed and documented. The aim of the IEA SHC Task 52 is to provide decision support for urban energy planners, energy providers and stake holders with regards to the subject of energy polices, in order to integrate solar thermal energy in the future more specifically to urban heat supply systems.