Plenary speakers confirmed for Solar World Congress with SHC 2017

21. July 2017
The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress, SWC 2017 and The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) "International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry", SHC 2017 will be held on 29 Oct - 02 Nov 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. We invite you to attend the following interactive plenary sessions:
  • Welcome ceremony
  • The road to 100% renewable energy
  • Regional progress and programs in renewable energy
  • Global focus and innovation in renewable energy
  • Increasing quality of life through renewable energy
  • Closing ceremony with closing speech
View speaker photos and biographies on the SWC 2017 website:
Plenary speakers:

Ms. Christine Lins - REN21
Mr. Cédric Philibert -  International Energy Agency (IEA)
Mr. Turki Al Shehri - Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Saudi Arabia
Mr. Robin Welling - TiSUN
Dr. Alexander Ritschel - Masdar Institute
Dr. Rodrigo Palma - Universidad de Chile
Prof. Ali Sayigh - World Renewable Energy Network
Ms. Helvi Ileka - Namibia University of Science and Technology
Mr. Doug McClenahan - CanmetENERGY Research Centre
Ms. Jodie Roussell - Global Solar Council
Mr. Werner Weiss - Institute for Sustainable Technologies
Mr. Michael Eckart - Citibank (USA)
Mr. Cornelius Matthes - IPP Building Energy
Mr. Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes  - European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)
Dr. Harish Hande - SELCO India
Prof. Liu Yanfeng - Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
Mr. Hans-Josef Fell - Energy Watch Group
Dr. Lawrence L. Kazmerski - NREL

Keynote speakers:

Prof. He Tao, China National Solar Testing Center (China) - Solar thermal components: latest development in China
Ing. Jan Erik Nielsen, SolarKey Int. (Denmark) - Solar thermal standards and certification
Prof. Dr. Klaus Vajen, University Kassel (Germany) - SHC applications and innovations
Dr. Stephen D. White, CSIRO (Australia) - SHC and solar cooling
Dr. Nicolas Calvet, Masdar Institute (UAE) - Trends in Concentrated Solar Power with Integrated Thermal Energy Storage
Mr. Rabindra Kumar Satpathy, Emami Power (India) - Grid integration of PV systems and off-grid rural electrification in India
Ms. Maria Wall, University of Lund (Sweden) - Urban planning for solar energy
Dr. Andreas Sizmann, Bauhaus Luftfahrt (Germany) - Solar fuels for aviation
Dr. David Renné, ISES President (USA) - Solar energy forecast
Mr. Geoff Stapleton, GSES (Australia) - Professional training experience in Pacific Islands
Mr. Thomas Yeung, Saudi Aramco (KSA) - Energy-Water Nexus – Observations from Saudi Arabia

To register:
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We look forward to seeing you in Abu Dhabi! and