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

01-04 September 2020

Athens, Greece

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 policy makers 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.

The Conference is organized by ISES in cooperation with the Cyprus University of Technology, the University of West Attica and supported by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme.

Extension of Deadlines due to COVID-19

We acknowledge that unprecedented and challenging times are facing the global community, and we hope that you and your family are safe.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to inform you that EuroSun 2020 is going ahead as planned. We are monitoring the situation and following the recommendations of national and international public health authorities, in view of the global concerns on the current Covid-19 pandemic and its widespread impacts.
As we are fully aware that everyone's travelling and academic plans are currently on hold, we have decided to extend the abstract submission deadline as well as the deadline for keynote speaker proposals until May 1st.
Rest assured that we are continuing our efforts to bring to you a high-standard scientific event, whilst ensuring that the health and wellbeing of participants is of highest importance.



We cordially invite you to submit your latest and best results as an abstract for EuroSun 2020.

Abstracts are welcome on the following conference topics:

• Solar Buildings
• Solar Assisted District Heating and Cooling
• Solar Heat for Industrial Processes
• Domestic Hot Water and Space Heating
• PV and PVT Systems for Buildings and Industry
• Solar Thermal Collectors and Solar Loop Components
• Thermal Storage
• Testing& Certification
• Solar Resource and Energy Meteorology
• Solar Education
• Renewable Energy Strategies, Policies, Scientists for Future
• Renewable Energy Solutions for Isolated Systems (i.e. Islands)
• Renewable Energy Systems and Spatial Energy Planning


Special call for keynote speaker proposals:

For the first time, the organisers of the EuroSun 2020 are accepting nominations for keynote speakers. We are aiming to encourage the participation of the greater ISES community in the development of the EuroSun 2020 conference program. We are seeking nominations for the most respected, knowledgeable and insightful speakers with expertise in policy, business, technology and other relevant fields to provide insights into the major issues influencing the progress in solar and renewable energy development, applications, policy, financing, or other areas relevant to the EuroSun 2020. The International Organising Committee will also consider gender and geographical balance when selecting speakers and developing the conference programme.

If you are interested to submit a keynote speaker nomination, please read the nomination criteria available on the conference homepage carefully - deadline for all nominations is 1 May 2020.

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