Vision

For over 60 years the members of The International Solar Energy Society (ISES )have undertaken the product research that has helped the renewable energy industry to grow. ISES, through its knowledge sharing and community building programs, helps its global membership provide the technical answers to accelerate the transformation to 100% renewable energy and thereby achieve the following vision: The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) envisions a world with 100% renewable energy for everyone used wisely and efficiently. 

Key advocacy role

ISES is the largest international solar organization, with extensive membership worldwide.  ISES has members in more than 110 countries, and sections in over 50 countries with thousands of associate members, and almost 100 company and institutional members throughout the world.  Young ISES, a network of students and young professional ISES members, is now connecting young solar professionals worldwide.

ISES has a track record of strongly supporting the solar industry, helping shape public opinion through education and outreach activities and providing informed comment on global issues. 

ISES advocates

  • Knowledge sharing on renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
  • Universal energy access, including:
    • Decentralized energy systems
    • Smart grids
    • Village and community power
  • Renewable systems integration
  • International cooperation
  • Comprehensive assessments/roadmaps

Long history

ISES is the longest standing solar organization in the world, with its roots dating back to 1954. In 1963 ISES became accredited with the United Nations and has been working with UN entities and programs since, taking part in important events like the UNFCCC Climate Change Conferences and the UN Commission on Sustainable Development meetings.

Trusted advisor

ISES provides objective, scientific advice to governments and the public at a global level. ISES strong research and academic foundations bring credibility to its advise on technical and policy issues related towards achieving 100% renewable energy worldwide.