ISES + Elsevier: Announcing the RTC 2021 Winner
Tuesday, 16. November 2021
1:00 to 2:00 AM (PM GMT/UTC )
The webinar duration is 1:00 hour.

ISES + Elsevier: Announcing the RTC 2021 Winner

In this webinar, ISES and Elsevier will announce the winner of the Renewable Transformation Challenge 2021!

10 top entries of the challenge have been determined and on November 16, representatives from ISES and Elsevier will announce the winner.

The objective of the Elsevier-ISES Renewable Transformation Challenge is to recognize and honor outstanding work encouraging progress towards a world powered by renewable energy and with accessible energy for all. This objective is consistent with the vision of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), which is for a world powered by 100% renewable energy used efficiently and wisely and accessible for all.

The Challenge started in 2017 and is issued every two years to recognize accomplishments by organizations such as private enterprises, NGO’s, and research institutions for undertaking projects and programs that help move the world toward an energy system supplied entirely by renewable energy sources, or for conducting the critical analyses that provide meaningful roadmaps for the transformation. The award winner represents one step towards furthering ISES’ vision of a world powered by 100% renewable energy. This vision requires a global transformation of our energy systems to efficient and affordable renewable energy sources. This transformation can only be achieved through private and civil society initiatives towards innovative and successful programs that adopt the use of renewable energy technologies and the intelligent application of energy efficiency measures. In the context of this Challenge, the energy transformation applies to all end-use energy consumption: power, heat, and transport.


Peter Harrison

Senior Vice President, Physical Sciences Journals, Elsevier

As Senior VP of Physical Sciences Journals at Elsevier, Dr. Peter Harrison has overall responsibility for a group of scholarly peer-reviewed journals across subject areas including chemistry, materials science, physics, environmental sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer science, energy, and earth sciences. The portfolio includes a combination of subscription-based and open access titles, some of which are published in partnership with professional societies or associations. He is based in Oxford.

Adam Fraser - Moderator

As Senior Publisher for renewable and sustainable energy journals at Elsevier, Adam Fraser publishes journals advancing our understanding of clean and affordable energy for all in journals such as Renewable Energy, Energy Reports and Solar Energy.

Klaus Vajen

Klaus Vajen is ISES President since 2020 and he is Director of the Institute of Thermal Engineering at the University of Kassel, Germany, where he holds the Chair of Solar- and Systems Engineering, and furthermore distinguished professor of the Technical University of Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek. He holds a PhD in applied physics and is (co-)author of 300+ publications about (solar) thermal engineering, university education and energy policy. He is founder and director of the MSc-programme “Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency” at the University of Kassel, as well as founder and head of the council “University Educations on Renewable Energies” with 120+ professors from German speaking countries. He developed and coordinates the Europe-wide PhD-education on solar thermal technology, together with Professor U. Jordan.

Dave Renné

Dave Renné served as President of the International Solar Energy Society from 2010 - 2019.  From 1991 until his retirement in 2012, Dr. Renné managed the solar resource assessment activities at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  In 2012 he formed the consultancy Dave Renne Renewables. He is dedicated to the concept of urgently achieving 100% renewable energy to meet all of our end use energy requirements as the best solution to the climate crisis.