SWC50 Session Recordings Now Available Online

In December 2020, the International Solar Energy Society has begun a year-long virtual celebration – SWC50 – The Century of Solar, with a two-day looking back – looking forward virtual conference held on 3-4 December. Along with the Conference was the launch of the ISES SWC50 The Century of Solar Stories and Vision booklet and opening of the ISES SWC50 Century of Solar Museum.



The recordings of all conference sessions are now available for you to watch online!


You can find all recordings in our dedicated SWC50 YouTube Playlist as well as included in the individual sessions in the online conference programme.


More than 800 attendees from 76 countries joined the six sessions on 3-4 December. The sessions addressed important aspects of the energy transformation: the history of solar and outlooks for future; technology innovations; transforming the energy sector; transforming the heating and cooling sector; and critical roles of public support, policy developments and financial markets in accelerating the transformation.

The conference celebrated the evolution of renewables, and looked toward innovations in technology, finance, policy and society that will help achieve the energy transformation goals.



Throughout 2021, the SWC50 virtual year of celebration will continue with follow up events. To stay updated, visit the SWC50 homepage or subscribe to the ISES mailing list.


SWC50 – The Century of Solar is made possible by Platinum Partners: GSES from Australia and NREL from USA; Gold Partner: Smart Energy from Turkey; 20 organizational supporters; and many contributors who are listed in the booklet and museum. ISES welcomes contributions, comments, and donations to continue support of the Booklet and Museum.

Please contact swc50 [at] ises.org to learn more about these opportunities.