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

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.


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.


Solar World Congress 2021

SWC 2021 announced!

We are very pleased to announce that the next International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress (SWC) 2021 will take place at the Pragati Maidan International Congress Centre in New Delhi, India from 24 – 28 October 2021.

New Delhi is the dynamic and vibrant capital city of India, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and one with ambitious renewable energy development goals. The Indian government recently announced new plans to add 500 GW of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030[1]. They have set targets to cut emissions significantly and to have renewable energy account for at least 40% of its installed final energy demand by 2030. India has also set the target of reaching 14 GWth (20-million m2) of solar water heating capacity by 2022.[2]

We are gearing up for this event to be a major platform for the international solar and renewable energy community to meet and exchange ideas. The SWC 2021 will cover a broad range of themes and topics that reflect the unique perspectives of our participants working in solar research and development, industries, governments and academia. The final list of themes will be available when the Call for Participation is launched later this year.

The scope of the SWC 2021 will be multifaceted. The Congress will include technical sessions on a broad range of renewable energy topics, international experts addressing cutting-edge technologies and developments in markets and policies at the governmental, national and regional levels, interactive forums and workshops, strong participation by industry, and numerous networking and social events.

Aapka Swagat Hai – We look forward to welcoming you to the Solar World Congress 2021 in New Delhi, India!