Seize the opportunity to present your work at SWC 2021 – Submit your Abstracts by 03 May 2021!

Seize the opportunity to present your work at SWC 2021 – Submit your Abstracts by 03 May 2021!

Submitting your work to one of the leading solar congresses around the world – SWC 2021 - is a great opportunity to share your work with researchers, scientists, industry representatives and the global solar community. We want for everybody to have a chance to participate!

In response to high demand, the organizers of SWC 2021 are extending the deadline for abstract submissions to 03 May 2021.

SWC 2021 is a unique opportunity for you to present your work and your ideas, and to position yourself in the global solar community.


Here are some key benefits for presenting at SWC 2021:

- As an online event, participating in SWC 2021 is easy, inexpensive, and sustainable. Join us from the comfort of your home or office from anywhere around the world.

- Present your work to a unique community of solar researchers, scientists, renewable energy decision makers, developers, financers, and practitioners, and engage in exciting Q/A sessions to foster your knowledge and expertise.

- All Congress attendees will have online access to your abstract, presentation or poster for several weeks allowing for in-depth engagement with your work.

- As an ISES member, these and many more benefits are available to you at a discounted rate – learn more here!


SWC 2021 Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited on the following Congress themes and topics.  Please visit the congress homepage for specific instructions:

1 - Perspectives for a 100% RE World: Results of Global or Regional Scenario Studies that reflect needed capacities, time horizons, and costs; Societal Changes/Perspectives/Issues; Equity, Energy & Social Justice.

2 - c-Si Photovoltaics: c-Si PV Cell Research and Technology; Material Issues; Module Technologies; PV Manufacturing; Reliability; Recycling and Sustainable Material Usage; Heterostructures on Si including Si Tandem.

3 - Other PV Technologies: Other Crystalline Solar Cells such as III-V, CdTe and CIGS; Perovskites and Perovskite Silicon Tandems; Molecular Photovoltaics (dye sensitized and organic PV); Quantum Dots as Light Harvesters; Heterostructures on other s.c.

4 - Innovative PV Deployment: Agri Photovoltaics; Floating Photovoltaics; Building-Integrated Photovoltaics; Car-Integrated Photovoltaics; Infrastructure Photovoltaics; Wearable and Consumer Product-Integrated Photovoltaics.

5 - Solar Thermal Electricity and Fuel Production: CSP and CST Systems; Hybrid Concepts; Solar Concentrators; Solar Receivers and Heat Transfer Media; Power Cycles and Cogeneration; Solar Fuels and Chemicals; Hydrogen Production; Solar-Driven Carbon Capture and Utilization.

6 - Electricity Storage: Batteries; Supercapacitors; Flywheels; Fuel Cells; Power Electronics and Control; Battery Management Systems; Energy Management Systems; Data Analytics for Batteries.

7 - Grid Integration: Integration of Variable Renewable Energy into large grids; Self Consumption; Markets & Policy; Energy System Studies (Operation and Planning); Power Systems; Minigrids: Support and Integration; Smart Grids and Microgrids; Multi-energy Carriers and Systems; Energy Economics, Markets and Policy; System Flexibility and Security; Reliability and Resilience of low-carbon Grids.

8 - Solar Heating and Cooling Technologies: Solar Thermal and Hybrid Collectors; Thermal Energy Storage; Domestic Solar Water Heating and Combisystems, Innovative Components and/or Materials; Technical Characterization: Testing, Standards and Certification; Durability and Life Cycle Analysis; Performance Measurement and Assessment.

9 - Renewable and Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems: Hybrid Heating and Cooling Systems; District Heating; Heat for Industrial and Agricultural Processes; Solar Refrigeration; and Air Conditioning; Solar Cooking and Food Processing; Disinfection, Decontamination, Separation of Industrial Process Water and Wastewater; System Performance Assessment; Digitalization and Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Energy Supply; High Temperature Processes.

10 - Thermal Energy Storage: Medium- and High-temperature Thermal Storage; Sensible /Latent/ Thermochemical Materials and Storage Concepts; Long-term and short-term Storage; Storage Applications; Thermal Storage for Sector Coupling and Energy System Integration.

11 - Power-to-X: Green Hydrogen; Renewable Synthetic Natural Gas; Power-to-Fuels; Sector Coupling; Power-to-X Economics; Business Strategies and Market Developments; Transport and Storage of Power-to-X products; Power-to-X in the MENA and other sun-rich regions.

12 - Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology: Renewable Resources Assessment; Solar Resource Models and Data; Solar Resource Measurements and Instrumentation; Solar Resource Management and Applications; Solar Resource Forecasting.

13 - Solar Buildings and Urban Design: Passive Solar; Daylighting; Building Integrated/ Added PV and Solar Thermal Systems; Zero-Energy or Plus-Energy Buildings/ Neighborhoods; Zero- or Low-Carbon Emission Buildings/Neighborhoods etc; Methods and Tools (to analyse the design of solar buildings and/or neighborhoods); Solar Planning; Building Renovation – Solar Strategies.

Information on how to present your work at SWC 2021, the SWC 2021 abstract template, as well as information on publishing your work at SWC 2021 is available on the congress homepage.

Call for Forum Proposals

The congress organizers are also inviting you to submit proposals for forums to be held at SWC 2021. A congress forum is nominally a 90-minute moderated session that provides diverse points of views and stimulates audience discussion on a specific topic that is either within a Congress Theme, across several Themes, or on renewable energy topics not directly covered by the Congress Themes.

More information on how to submit a Forum Proposal can be found on the congress homepage here.

Please note: All Forum Proposals must include a specific topic to be addressed and identify a moderator and 3-4 speakers who will participate. Proposals must be submitted via email to swc [at] by using the template provided on the congress homepage.

14th International Symposium on Renewable Energy Education (ISREE-14) – Call for Participation

ISREE-14, the 14th International Symposium on Renewable Energy Education will take place in conjunction with SWC 2021 and represents the educational track for the Congress. ISREE-14 explores the latest developments and new initiatives in renewable energy education worldwide and discusses best ways to educate the general public on pathways toward a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly and just world.


ISREE-14 encourages schools, universities, research centers, and training groups to collaborate in educating and training both in technical and in related interpersonal, soft skills necessary for creating a strong renewable energy workforce.

To submit an abstract for ISREE-14 please refer to the SWC 2021 abstract submission here. All abstracts must be submitted by 03 May 2021 through the SWC2021 online abstract submission system and the ISREE-14 track must be selected within the abstract submission system.
If you would like to organize a forum for ISREE-14 please submit your proposal via email to swc [at] Please find all information on how to submit a forum proposal here.