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The International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are pleased to invite you to submit your abstract, before March 24th 2017, for the joint event:

SWC 2017 - ISES Solar World Congress

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


Host  Themes  Abstract submission 
Venue  Sponsoring  Renewable Transformation Challenge

Hosted by Masdar Institute

Dr Steven Griffiths, Vice President for Research at Masdar Institute: "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. The UAE’s regional leadership in solar energy is demonstrated by the establishment of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, which is expected to have 5,000MW of solar energy capacity  once completed in 2030; the Shams 1 concentrated solar power plant, which has a 100MW capacity operational since 2013; and the 350 MW Abu Dhabi solar PV power plant recently tendered.  

Strategically located at the crossroads of the world, Abu Dhabi is a perfect meeting place to bring together global energy experts.  As the host of the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) and the 2016 SolarPACES conference, we expect that the Solar World Congress 2017 will meet with similar success, providing participants with the invaluable opportunity to network, develop partnerships and exchange ideas with local and international renewable energy experts.

We also hope that you will utilize the event as an opportunity to discover and experience some of the UAE’s rich culture and heritage – which can be experienced in museums and heritage centers and other venues during your stay."


Listen to an interview with Dr. Steven Griffiths speaking about renewable energy in the UAE and why you should participate in the joint conference SWC 2017 and SHC 2017!


Innovation for the 100% renewable energy transformation

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

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

Abstract submission

We encourage you to submit as many abstracts as you like! Submit your extended abstracts (max. 3 pages) by 24 March 2017 through the online submission process on the SWC 2017 website.

The review criteria for abstracts are as follows:

  1. Suitability for the topic. Does the abstract fit into the topic? Abstracts with inappropriate contents or commercial advertisements will be rejected.
  2. Quality of research goals. Appropriately chosen and documented methods, logical presentation and analysis of results, findings, inferences and conclusions. Novelty and significance of the work, and implications for practices, policies or further research.
  3. Considered as oral presentations will be only those contributions where significant results are already documented in the abstract in order to avoid a situation in which the "promises of the abstracts" cannot be fulfilled.
  4. Standard of writing, clear and logical presentation, appropriate style, lack of errors, ease of reading, correct grammar and spelling, conformance with specifications for length and format details.

More guidelines and details are available under the "Abstract Submission" section of the SWC 2017 website.

The SWC 2017 and the SHC 2017 will take place jointly at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.

Sponsoring opportunities

Exciting sponsoring and exhibiting opportunities are available for the joint conference. Packages include; session and workshop sponsoring, proceedings sponsoring, welcome reception sponsoring, your logo on the conference bag, and many more.

View the sponsoring and exhibiting prospectus here.

Renewable Energy Transformation Challenge

Elsevier and ISES, are proud to announce the launch of the Renewable Transformation Challenge. The award has been launched to encourage the progress to a world powered by renewable energy and accessible energy for all. There is a €20,000 prize for the first place entry.

The winner, or one representative of the winning team, will receive a free registration to the Solar World Congress 2017 in Abu Dhabi, where the presentation of the Award will take place, and one Gold membership to the Society. The winning project will be featured on the Solar Energy journal homepage and on the ISES website. View more about the Renewable Transformation Challenge.


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