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Abstracts submission is now open for the joint solar conference, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 29 Oct - 02 Nov 2017: 

SWC 2017 - ISES Solar World Congress

SHC 2017 -
International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 


Message  Themes  Venue  Abstract submission  Sponsoring  History

Message from the Chairs

"As with previous years, SWC 2017 will continue a long tradition of connecting the renewable energy research and academic community with decision makers, financiers, and practitioners."

Dr. David Renné, President of the International Solar Energy Society

"The UAE is uniquely positioned to host this key event.  The country has an ambitious renewable energy target of having clean energy sources account for 24% of its energy mix by 2021, and is advancing the deployment of solar energy in the region. "

Dr. Steve Griffiths, Vice President for Research at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

"Our joint conference is certain to reach a wider network of participants interested in exploring technical, industrial and policy synergies relevant to renewable energy deployment." 

Ken Guthrie, Chair of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Program


Abstracts are invited on a broad range of topics under the joint conference themes:

  • Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Systems and Components
  • SHC Applications
  • Producing and Storing Renewable Electricity
  • Renewable Energy Grid Integration and Distribution: Utilities of the Future
  • Off-Grid and Rural Energy Access
  • Solar Architecture and Building Integration
  • Renewable Cities and Community Power Programs
  • Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology
  • From Laboratory to the Real World: Solar Energy Markets, Policies and Initiatives that Enable Commercialization
  • Water, Food, and Energy Nexus

The SWC 2017 and the SHC 2017 will take place together at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. This multi-award winning luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi features a number of unique venues for social events, outstanding conference and meeting facilities, and 382 elegant rooms and suites, which afford some of the most stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

Abstract submission

Submit your extended abstract (max. 3 pages) by 24 March 2017 through the online submission process on the SWC 2017 website.

A maximum of 2 abstracts per author will be accepted to be presented at the joint conference and included in the proceedings. 

The abstract upload can be completed with just a few clicks! Please upload your abstract as an unprotected .pdf file. The length of the abstract may not exceed 3 pages. More guidelines and details are available under the "Abstract Submission" section of the SWC 2017 website.

Sponsoring opportunities

Attractive sponsoring and exhibiting opportunities are available for the joint conference. This event is your premier opportunity to meet with the decision makers of the renewable energy community. 

View the sponsoring and exhibiting prospectus here.


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. Learn more about past Solar World Congresses.


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