ISES Solar World Congresses
The ISES Solar World Congress, held biennially since the 1950's embodies the spirit of international networking and exchange of ideas advanced by the Society. Its objective is to maintain communication between the research community, industrial and political players. Purchase past conference proceedings from the ISES online bookshop or search for proceedings in the ISES conference proceedings database.
Solar World Congress 2019
The International Solar Energy Society is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming Solar World Congress 2019, SWC 2019. The Congress is scheduled to take place from the 4th to the 7th of November 2019 in Santiago, Chile. Currently, committees are being organized in oder to make this event another successful platform for the international solar and renewable energy community.
Chile has over 1850 MW of PV generation online, 200 MW of CSP in building or advanced planning stage more than 3000 MW to be built in the short term and an oficial target of at least 70% electrical energy production from renewables by 2050. Since 2012 the Solar Energy Research Center, SERC Chile, initiative has been started. This links research groups from eight national Universities and international research centers. SERC Chile is the official counterpart partner for the SWC 2019. Chile has strong policies in the promotion of renewable energy in both large scale and small scale levels.
The Parque Araucano has been identified as the venue of choice for the SWC 2019. It is a new and modern conference center situated in a large park, with convenient access and many good hotels nearby. It has both an outdoor area, ideal for an exhibition, and indoor conference facilities.
The scope of the SWC 2019 will be multifaceted. It will include technical sessions on all renewable energy topics, in addition to a special emphasis on energy and buildings, solar heating and cooling, solar energy for industry, solar desalination and topics specific to the region. Expert international keynote speakers will be invited to speak about cutting-edge new technologies. The congress will also facilitate parallel sessions to discuss policies at the governmental, national and regional levels. The SWC 2019 will aim to include a very strong industry presence with dynamic workshops and panel discussions to connect research with industry.
More details will be emerging in the next weeks about SWC 2019 partners, committees, structure, website and news. Stay tuned!
Past ISES Solar World Congresses
Solar World Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Solar World Congress 2015 in Daegu, Korea
From 8 – 12 November 2015 the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the Korean Solar Energy Association hosted a successful and informative gathering of solar energy researchers, professionals, industry representatives and decision-makers from around the world.
Download the conference proceedings (open-access) on the ISES conference porceedings database.
Solar World Congress 2013 in Cancún, Mexico
The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) brought its biennial Solar World Congress to the Latin American region for the first time, meeting in Cancun, Mexico from 3 to 7 November.
The Mexican Solar Energy Society (ANES) co-hosted the conference.
More than 750 scientists, engineers, decision-makers, industry representatives, students and energy practitioners, from 66 nations around the world, met to share their progress. They explored many new opportunities for achieving a renewable energy future for all the people of the world.
Researchers presented more than 400 technical papers and interactive forums, offering up-to-date information on renewable energy technology trends and breakthroughs, best practices in deploying these technologies, global and regional policies, and market opportunities.
View the Solar World Congress 2013 Proclamation.
The proceedings of the SWC 2013 were published in Energy Procedia by Elsevier available here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18766102/57/supp/C
A selection of best paper from the SWC 2015 was published in the ISES Solar Energy Journal by Elsevier, available on Science Direct here: www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0038092X/121
Solar World Congress 2011 in Kassel, Germany
The ISES Solar World Congress 2011 was the world's largest scientific congress in the field of solar energy and buildings. It took place from 28 August to 2 September 2011 in Kassel, Germany.
Upon conclusion of the Congress, ISES issued a statement which sent a clear message to decision and policy makers around the world that renewable energy is key to climate recovery and sustainable development.
The proceedings of the SWC 2011 are available for all participants to download at http://proceedings.ises.org/?conference=swc2011. You can also order a DVD with proceedings from the ISES online bookshop.
Solar World Congress 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa
The ISES Solar World Congress 2009 hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, attended by participants from all over the world resolves as follows:
The global target of 100 % renewable energies is both attainable and necessary by the middle of the current century. This is motivated on grounds of ecological, economic and social sustainability.
The unacceptable backlog in energy supply in the third world countries can only be covered cost effectively and in time by the use of renewable energies. Especially the industrialised countries have to increase their efforts in transitioning to renewable energies.
View the Solar World Congress 2009 Resolution.
Purchase the proceedings of the SWC 2009 from ISES.