ISES Events

ISES events are a great means to connect and network with other members, learn about the latest in solar energy research and development, industry trends and policies. ISES and its network of Sections around the world, organise events at various levels. Leading scientists, engineers, architects, and representatives from industry and business gather and discuss the latest research results, technological developments and opportunities in solar energy at the following ISES events. 

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Upcoming ISES Events and ISES Supported Events

EuroSun 2020

13th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry

01-03 September 2020 - Virtual Conference

Conference Homepage: EuroSun2020

Contact: eurosun [at] ises [dot] org

In September 2020, the International Solar Energy Society is pleased to present EuroSun 2020 - the 13th Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry.

EuroSun 2020 will offer a platform to discuss the latest developments with leading solar energy experts as well as policymakers and industry representatives. The programme will include distinguished keynote speakers in plenary sessions, specialists meetings in breakout sessions and poster exhibitions as well as social events where you will have the opportunity to network, meet old friends and to make new ones.

Registration now open!

The registration for EuroSun 2020  is now open!
EuroSun 2020 will take place over 3 days, 1 - 3 September. To accommodate our global audience, each day of this virtual event will include a morning and afternoon session to allow participants from around the world to join. Videos of all sessions will also be available for participants. We are currently finalizing the oral and poster program, and confirming keynote speakers. Over 200 abstracts were submitted from all around the world, covering topics from solar buildings, PV and PVT systems, solar district heating, industrial processes, domestic hot water and heating, to testing, education and renewable energy policies.

The conference programme will include distinguished keynote speakers, parallel oral sessions, virtual poster viewing sessions, networking opportunities and much more!

We hope you can join us online to learn about the latest solar energy developments in research and industry!

Special Discount for ISES members: ISES members will receive a special discount code to attend the conference via email. Are you interested in joining ISES and attend EuroSun2020 at a discounted rate? Join here!

Register here!



The Solar World Congress at 50

SWC50 - The Century of Solar

Email: swc50 [at] ises [dot] org


In 1970 solar research pioneers met at the first International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Conference in Melbourne Australia. ISES is commemorating this Conference with a special 50th Anniversary Virtual Conference, called the Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50). Please learn more about this new event set-up in the latest SWC50 newsletter here.


The SWC50 highlights the transformation in the global energy sector that has taken place since the first ISES Solar World Congress in 1970 and looks forward to the next 50 years when renewable energy will be the major cornerstone of the global energy system. The Conference will be about the people: researchers, industry players, policy makers, and leaders from NGOs and non-profits who have all contributed to make renewable energy the fastest growing contributor to our global energy supply.


The SWC50 will comprise of:

  • A series of eight 90 -minute virtual conferences in December 2020, with invited speakers and panellists who will:
    • Look back over the past 50 years of solar energy development – technical and policy;
    • Show the link between the scientists/research and industry; and
    • Based on this progress and experience, look forward to what is required within the next 50 years to move towards a global 100% Renewable Energy (RE) target.
  • An online display focusing on the stories of solar from the past 50+ years and visions for the next 50 years through the eyes of:
    • Institutions (research laboratories and universities);
    • NGOs and Non-profit organizations:
    • Industry; and
    • Governments.
  • Individuals being recognised in online display through the Renewable Energy Pioneers display;
  • Monthly Newsletters during 2020 and 2021
  • Development of a Commemorative Booklet called The Century of Solar- Stories and Visions for the Future of Renewable Energy.
  • A solar time-line display which will be launched at the 2020 Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC20) (Nov 30th-Dec 2nd 2020) in Melbourne and will be available to be displayed at future ISES and ISES partner events. (Note: At this stage, the Australia PV Institute (APVI) still plans to hold the regional conference the same week in Melbourne)
  • A historical display at APSRC20.
  • A 50-year celebratory dinner at APSRC20

Institutes, Governments and Industry will be invited to be partners where they can provide their story to the online display and booklet. Individuals will be invited to nominate themselves or others as “renewable energy pioneers”. To celebrate the fact that the first SWC was held in Melbourne, the SWC50 will have a session and celebratory dinner during APSRC20. A historic timeline will be displayed at SWC50 and Platinum, Gold and Silver partners will be listed on banners at the APSRC20

Stay up to date at the event's homepage and subscribe to our SWC50 mailing list by sending an email to public [dot] relations [at] ises [dot] org.


SWC50 Newsletter