The International Solar Energy Society is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming Solar World Congress 2019, SWC 2019. The Congress is scheduled to take place from the 4th to the 7th of November 2019 in Santiago, Chile. Currently, committees are being organized in oder to make this event another successful platform for the international solar and renewable energy community.
Chile has over 1850 MW of PV generation online, 200 MW of CSP in building or advanced planning stage more than 3000 MW to be built in the short term and an oficial target of at least 70% electrical energy production from renewables by 2050. Since 2012 the Solar Energy Research Center, SERC Chile, initiative has been started. This links research groups from eight national Universities and international research centers. SERC Chile is the official counterpart partner for the SWC 2019. Chile has strong policies in the promotion of renewable energy in both large scale and small scale levels.
The Parque Araucano has been identified as the venue of choice for the SWC 2019. It is a new and modern conference center situated in a large park, with convenient access and many good hotels nearby. It has both an outdoor area, ideal for an exhibition, and indoor conference facilities.
The scope of the SWC 2019 will be multifaceted. It will include technical sessions on all renewable energy topics, in addition to a special emphasis on energy and buildings, solar heating and cooling, solar energy for industry, solar desalination and topics specific to the region. Expert international keynote speakers will be invited to speak about cutting-edge new technologies. The congress will also facilitate parallel sessions to discuss policies at the governmental, national and regional levels. The SWC 2019 will aim to include a very strong industry presence with dynamic workshops and panel discussions to connect research with industry.
More details will be emerging in the next weeks about SWC 2019 partners, committees, structure and news. Stay tuned!