EuroSun 2018 - News and Updates

24. July 2018

ISES is very happy to update you on the latest news, program additions and insights to the EuroSun 2018.

A special thank you in this newsletter goes to EuroSun's new bronze sponsor Jinko Solar - their commitment is a great contribution to make the conference possible!

Registration for EuroSun 2018 is available here - make sure to join us for this exciting event:

In this newsletter you will find news on the workshops being held at EuroSun 2018, social events to connect and network, updates to the program as well as news from our social media department and of course more information on how to register and plan your stay.



As part of the EuroSun 2018, many exciting workshops will be held all through out the week. In this newsletter we would like to introduce two of them:

1) Breaking the vicious circle of poverty in the Nepal Himalayas

On Monday, the 10th of September, this workshop will highlight lessons learned during 20 years of bridging the gap between community development, applied research and investment in the Nepal Himalayas. Alex Zahnd, co-founder of the non-governmental organization "Rural Integrated Development Services-Nepal" (RIDS-Nepal) and previous ISES board member, will share his insights on how contextualized technologies, educational tools and infrastructures developed according to the local communities’ self-identified needs can break the chains of extreme poverty. It will be seen how access to improved energy services through tapping into the local renewable energy resources through contextualized renewable energy technologies, is at the heart of any long-term community development project and program.

This talk is aimed at engineers, members of health and development organizations and visionaries who are interested in approaches to make lasting changes through development projects, and also at charity organizations, donors and impact investors who want to assess the prospects of investing in specific development projects.

For more information click here

2) Polysun Workshops

A set of several Polysun Workshops will be held on Thursday, the 13th of September: Speakers from Swis Vela Solaris AG as well as Prof. Dr. Ralf Eismann of the FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz) will address the rivalry between PV and solar thermal collectors. A special focuss will be a hands on approach to succesfully planning a solar thermal installation.

Please note that this workshop will be held in German - more Information can be found here


3) ESTTP Workshop 

On Wednesday, the 12th of September, this workshop will focus on the European Solar Thermal Technology Platform - ESTTP. Speakers from Renewable Heating and Cooling, ESTTP and Solar Heat Europe will present the recent Renewable Heating and Cooling tender on R&D/innovation and organisation of the solar thermal market in Europe.

More info on this workshop can be found here

Special Invite to the Conference Dinner

This years Conference Dinner will take place at beautiful "Bächlihof" Restaurant in Jona. The  Bächlihof is a rustic-modern event location at a traditional Swiss farm.

ISES invites you to join us for a pleasant evening to connect with colleagues and friends in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere!

The dinner will take place on Wednesday, the 12th of September at approx. 6:30 pm - please click here to register


New Bronze Sponsor - JinKo Solar - "Building Your Trust in Solar"

We are very happy to announce that Jinko Solar is joining the EuroSun 2018 as a bronze sponsor. Jinko Solar's mission is to change the way we generate and use electricity, optimize the energy portfolio and to take responsibility for a sustainable future by delivering the cleanest, most efficient and economic solar energy solutions.

Jinko Solar has over 12,000 employees across its 8 production facilities around the world and distributes its services and products to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Europe, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and many more.

Thank you Jinko Solar for their trust and support of EuroSun 2018 and is looking forward to a great partnership!

Program News

EuroSun 2018's program is constantly being updated - make sure to follow the latest news here

To start off the week, ISES invites you to join us for the Welcome Reception - meet your colleagues, find out who had the longest journey to Rapperswil and meet the speakers. Use this chance to register early and avoid long lines in the morning!

The EuroSun2018 has an excellent line-up of keynote speakers presenting their expertise - the list of keynote speakers can be found here

Registration, Info and Social Media

Make sure to register here as places are filling up quickly ->  Registration

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info [at] eurosun2018 [dot] org (subject: Registration%20question)

Also, follow EuroSun 2018 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates!



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International Solar Energy Society, iSES


HSR Rapperswil



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Vela Solaris