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Solar World Congress 2019 - Innovation in Transforming Energy Systems and Markets to 100% Renewable Energy

Call for Participation

The International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) and the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC-Chile) are pleased to invite you to the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 (SWC 2019), to be held together with the SHC 2019 Conference. This event will take place in Santiago, Chile from November 4 to 7, 2019.

The conference organizers are committed to making this a unique event for those working in the Government, Industrial, Educational and Academic sectors the opportunity to network, learn and share with others in their profession and those working in parallel fields in Chile, Latin America and the rest of the world.

SWC 2019 / SHC 2019 will include a diverse selection of presentations, forums, policy discussions and business exhibits open for all participants.  

We know, and every day more paople acknowledge, that humanity must make the transition to 100% renewable energy in this century. And the latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show that this transition must take place much sooner than previously thought to prevent grave human health and environmental damage.

We know that solar energy is the most abundant energy source available for humanity. The fact that Chile also has probably the best solar resource available worldwide has been known for over a century. Today, solar energy will be a key source for economic development of Chile and the Region.

Join us for this landmark event. We are organizing many parallel activities as well as a post Congress Technical Tour to visit landmark solar facilities in Northern Chile.

This conference will give you a chance to present your work, participate in Workshops and Forums and meet researchers, developers and industry and government actors and send you home inspired and motivated to continue moving the world towards 100% renewable energy.

So take a moment to see how you can submit a paper and participate in the many planned conference sessions, workshops and forums……

Submit your Abstract for SWC 2019 / SHC 2019

The abstract upload is open. Submit your abstract (PDF / 3 pages max) for presentation at SWC 2019 / SHC 2019.

The template is available here >>

The submission deadline is:February 28, 2019.

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  • Solar Heating and Cooling Technologies
  • Solar Heating and Cooling Applications
  • Solar and Renewable Electricity
  • Energy Storage for Heat and Electricity
  • Solar Energy Markets and Policies
  • Energy Systems and Sector Coupling
  • Off-Grid & Rural Energy Access
  • Solar Architecture and Building Integration
  • Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology
  • Education and Training – 13th International Symposium on Renewable Energy Education (ISREE 2019)
  • Clean Water Technologies
  • Special Themes: Renewable Energy Cities, Renewable Energy for Mobility, Community Power Programs, Sustainable Practices in the Mining Industry and History of Solar Energy

Details about the themes and the specific topics covered under each theme can be found here


Launch Event in Santiago, Chile, 05 December 2018

A special launch event was held in Santiago, Chile on 05 December to kick-start the Call for Participation for the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 together with the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019. Conference representatives met with the Chilean Energy Minister Susana Jiménez for the official launch, highlighting ISES's commitment and the important role of Chile and the whole of South America in bringing the energy transformation forward.

See presentation from the SWC 2019 Chair, Prof. Roberto Román L here.

See the presentation from ISES President, and SWC 2019 Co-Chair, Dr. David Renné here.

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Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission 28 February 2019
Notification of authors 30 April 2019
Registration opens 30 April 2019
Deadline for full papers 31 July 2019
Early bird registration deadline 31 August 2019
Author registration deadline 31 August 2019

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