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ISES Solar World Congress & Solar Heating and Cooling Conference

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International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress (SWC 2017) - 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2017)


The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress (SWC) 2017 will be held together with the 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2017). The theme of this joint event is: "Innovation for the 100% renewable energy transformation".


Themes and recommended topics for abstract submission include:


International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling


SHC Systems and Components


  • Solar thermal collectors 
  • Low to medium temperature thermal storage
  • Other innovative components and systems
  • Performance measurement, durability and reliability
  • Solar and heat pump systems
  • Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) systems
  • Testing, standards, and certification for solar thermal technologies
  • Solar ponds

SHC Applications


  • Domestic solar water heating
  • Solar space heating and hybrid applications
  • District heating
  • Solar heat for industrial and agricultural processes
  • Solar refrigeration and solar air conditioning 

ISES Solar World Congress 2017


Producing and Storing Renewable Electricity 


  • Photovoltaics:  Cells, materials and components; advanced materials and concepts; design, operation and performance of PV systems; balance of system components; codes and standards; testing and certification; concentrating PV
  • Concentrating solar power technologies: solar concentration fundamentals and optical engineering, heat transfer, materials and components; solar thermal electricity systems; co-generation; solar thermochemical production of fuels and chemicals
  • Wind energy, ocean energy, hydro and other direct conversion renewables
  • Biomass energy, geothermal and other thermal renewables
  • Electrical storage technologies at Grid or utility-scale
  • Medium/high temperature thermal storage for electricity production with concentrated solar power (CSP) systems

Renewable Energy Grid Integration & Distribution: Utilities of the Future 


  • Grid integration of variable renewable and energy storage systems
  • Active demand-side management
  • Smart Grids strategies including smart metering

Off-Grid & Rural Energy Access 


  • Off-grid energy supply
  • Community micro power and hybrid systems
  • Solar cooking and clean cook stoves

Joint Conference Themes


Solar Architecture and Building Integration


  • Integrating renewable technologies into buildings
  • Sustainable building materials and components
  • Net zero energy buildings
  • Daylighting
  • Energy storage in buildings

Renewable Cities and Community Power Programmes


  • Urban and regional planning to maximise renewable energy 
  • Policies and financial mechanisms
  • Clean transportation technologies and strategies

Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology 


  • Renewable resource assessment and applications
  • Resource forecasting
  • Resource measurement and instrumentation

From Laboratory to the Real World: Solar Energy Markets, Policies and Initiatives that Enable Commercialisation 


  • Strategies, policies and case studies for renewable heat and electricity
  • Education and workforce development

Water, Food, and Energy Nexus


  • Solar thermal desalination technology
  • Solar electrical desalination technology
  • Solar detoxification of water
  • Integrating desalination with thermal and electrical systems
  • Solar supported agriculture in desert regions

Important dates:


  • Abstract submission deadline: March 24, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: June 02, 2017
  • Registration open: June 26, 2017
  • Author registration deadline: August 15, 2017
  • Early bird deadline: August 31, 2017

For further information on registration, programme etc., please visit the event’s websites at the links below.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
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