Solar World Congress 2017: Abstract submission deadline extended to 02 April 2017

Due to many requests, the International Solar Energy Society, ISES, and the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, IEA SHC, are pleased to announce an extension for the Call for Participation for their joint 2017 international conferences, SWC 2017 and SHC 2017. This is an exciting opportunity to present and share work with the international renewable energy community. The new deadline for abstract submissions is 02 April 2017.


The joint event, hosted by the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, will take place at the Jumeirah Hotel at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 29 October to 02 November 2017.


The overarching theme for the joint event is "Innovation for the 100% Renewable Energy Transition". Abstracts are invited on a broad range of topics under this theme and the joint conference topics, including:


  • Solar Heating and Cooling Systems and Components
  • Solar Heating and Cooling Applications
  • Producing and Storing Renewable Electricity
  • Renewable Energy Grid Integration and Distribution: Utilities of the Future
  • Off-Grid and Rural Energy Access
  • Solar Architecture and Building Integration
  • Renewable Cities and Community Power Programs
  • Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology
  • From Laboratory to the Real World: Solar Energy Markets, Policies and Initiatives that Enable Commercialization
  • Water, Food, and Energy Nexus


For more detailed information on themes and topics, please visit


"By joining our congress with SHC 2017, there will be a rich opportunity to communicate to decision makers, project developers, and financers the significant technological advances and commercial successes of solar energy technologies, as well as to learn of the needs of these important stakeholders." – Dr. David Renné, President, International Solar Energy Society


"SHC 2017 is sure to inspire you as you participate in the conference sessions and discussions and learn firsthand about the developments in the Middle East." – Ken Guthrie,Chair of the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Program


"We are confident that the Solar World Congress 2017 will provide the platform needed to achieve ISES' goals of developing and expanding renewable energy technologies throughout the world. And we also hope that you will utilize the event as an opportunity to discover and experience some of the UAE's rich culture and heritage – which can be experienced in museums and heritage centers and other venues during your stay." -  Dr. Steven Griffiths, Vice President for Research, Masdar Institute


View more details on the ISES Solar World Congress website: