Individual memberships

 What is the International Solar Energy Society, ISES?

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 works to achieve 100% renewable energy for all, used efficiently and wisely.

How can I become an ISES Individual Member?

If you are interested in becoming an ISES Individual Member, join ISES directly here:

What are the benefits of becoming an ISES Member?

With your ISES membership...
You join a global organization whose members are advancing scientific breakthroughs and strategies needed for a rapid transition to a 100% renewable energy future.
You will have access to regular news reports and other publications on progress in renewable energy developments worldwide.

You will be eligible for a discounted subscription to the world-renowned peer-reviewed Solar Energy Journal, the leading scientific journal on solar energy.
You will have many opportunities to engage with businesses, professionals, and decision makers through international congresses, regional conferences, ongoing policy and educational programs, and other networking events.

How much does an ISES individual membership cost?

Membership category  Annual rate  Annual rate*

Student                           22 Euro        11 Euro

Professional                    45 Euro        23 Euro

Professional silver         200 Euro      100 Euro

Professional gold        1,000 Euro      500 Euro

Annual rate * = annual rate for people residing in lower-income countries

Membership Services

  •     Reduced registration at ISES events and selected ISES supported events
  •     Receive ISES Sunburst blog e-mails
  •     Receive ISES Newsletters (only available to ISES members)
  •     Discounted prices in ISES online bookshop
  •     Access to ISES Members directory (only available to ISES members)
  •     Acknowledgement as a Member in the ISES Members directory (optional)
  •     Free participation in ISES webinars and ISES Members only access to all webinar presentations as well as a webinar certificates of participation (upon request)
  •     Free participation in ISES "Members only" webinars! *NEW*
  •     Opportunity to purchase a listing in the International Experts Network (IEN)
  •     Opportunity to purchase a discounted subscription to Solar Energy journal (print and/or online)
  •     Eligible to vote and run for ISES Board of Directors
  •     Eligible to join ISES divisions and working groups
  •     ISES notices (press releases, Society news, webinar announcements and other information)

Gold Members

ISES Gold Members are lifetime Members of the International Solar Energy Society, never needing to renew their memberships. Gold Memberships strengthen the Society's financial stability, enabling ISES staff and Members to continue to work to achieve the ISES vision of 100% renewable energy for all, used wisely and efficiently. In addition to the benefits available for all individual members, Gold members receive an extra 10 % discount on all additional services. As a Gold Member you will receive special recognition for your support in the Member Directory, newsletter and on the ISES website. A Gold Membership costs 1000 € (500 € for people residing in lower income countries). To purchase a Gold Membership, log in to your ISES account and click on "Buy Membership" and Select Gold, or create a new ISES account here:

The International Solar Energy Society, ISES,  is honoured to present the following distinguished Gold Members (lifetime Members):

Prof. Robert Hastings, Switzerland

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sahoo, Botswana

Engr. Uzochukwu Mbamalu, Nigeria

Dr. K. Srinivas Reddy, India

Dr. Kameswara Rao Bhamidipaty, India

Mr. Fai Lam, China

Dr. Juan-Carlos Baltazar, USA

Dr. Binu Parthan, India

Dipl. Ing. Jan Albers, Germany

Mr. Shabbir Hussain, Pakistan

Mr. Stefan Larsson-Mastonstråle, Sweden

Mr. Douglas Danley, United States

Mr. Jiao Qingtai, China

Prof. Frédéric Kuznik, France

Prof. José Domingos Vitória Fernandes, Portugal

Dr. Jan Amaru Palomino Töfflinger, Peru

Mr. Stefan Abrecht, Germany

Dr. Frederick Morse, United States

Mr. Rabindra Kumar Satpathy, India

Prof. William Beckman, United States

Prof. Ricardo Rüther, Brazil

Dr. David S. Renné, United States

Mr. Timothy Maroney, United States

Mr. Robert Foster, United States

Mr. Kuppuswamy Kothandaraman, India

Dr. Thomas Louis, Switzerland

Prof. Aldo Steinfeld, Switzerland

Dr. Olga Shepovalova, Russian Federation

Prof. Klaus Vajen, Germany

Mr. Wolfgang Rosenthal ,Germany

Dr. Ian Maclaine-Cross, Australia

Christian Selene Coria Monroy, Mexico

Mr. Adeolu Olatunde Olusegun, Nigeria

Dr. Hyeongdong Park, Korea, Republic of

Mr. Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Germany

Dr. Manoj Soni, India

Dr. Gasser Elhussien Hassan, Egypt

Dr. Sebastian Groh, Bangladesh

Dr. Jan Amaru Palomino Töfflinger, Peru

Please note that there are additional Gold Member, who have chosen to remain annonymous. If you are a Gold Member and would like to be listed here, please contact members [at] ises [dot] org