Cross-Cutting Technology Panel

The Cross-cutting Technology Panel (CCP) is one of the four thematic panels of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform). It was launched in September 2009 with the aim of discussing and analysing strategic research priorities in technological areas which would allow a higher integration and take-up of renewable energy sources into the heating and cooling systems.

District heating and cooling, thermal energy storage, hybrid systems and heat pumps are key enabling technologies to realize the “Common Vision” of the RHC-Platform, which outlines how the European heating and cooling sector could be fully decarbonized by 2050. The CCP is currently composed of three Focus Groups dedicated to identifying integrated solutions and research priorities for these enabling technologies.

The structure of the cross-cutting panel is such to enable a certain flexibility so as to include other common subjects which might become of interest to the sectoral panels at a later stage.