ISES: The Global Voice for Renewable Energy

ISES works to achieve 100% renewable energy for all, used efficiently and wisely, by providing the global renewable energy community with a collective, scientifically credible voice and up-to-date information gathered and synthesized by its talented members.  


ISES, a non-profit UN-accredited membership NGO founded in 1954, has a long history of being the trusted global advisor on renewable energy and this remains its core value.

ISES informs and connects its extensive, diverse membership of researchers, academics, professionals, practitioners, businesses, decision makers, and advocates in more than 100 countries. 

ISES promotes solar research and development, provides authoritative advice on renewable energy issues worldwide, advocates for a sustainable global solar industry, supports career growth of Young ISES members, and promotes energy education at all levels.  


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The Board of Directors of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) meet every year to discuss strategies, new directions and report on the progress made by the Society. This years meeting was held on 26 and 27 February 2016 in Freiburg, Germany, where the ISES headquarters is based. 

Catch a glimpse of the ISES Board of Directors and Headquarters staff at the 2016 ISES Board Meeting in this photo slideshow: 

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