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Preliminary program at a glance

We are continuously updating this page. Please see the preliminary program below. More details will be added in the coming weeks and months.  Please check back soon.

Program dates are Sunday 29 October, Monday 30 October, Tuesday 31 October, Wednesday 01 November and Thursday 02 November. 

A joint conference welcome reception is planned for the 29th October. Technical and social tours as well as workshops are also in the planning for the days preceeding and the days after the joint conference. More details will be made available here soon.

Plenary sessions

The following plenary sessions are in the planning for the joint conference:

  • Political and financial challenges facing the renewable energy industry
  • Global and regional progress in renewables
  • Community power and social acceptance of renewable energy

Plenary speakers will be announced here in the coming weeks. Please re-visit this page soon.


Two workshops will take place in conjunction with SWC and SHC 2017.

7th International Workshop on Solar Air Conditioning

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at 09:00 - 17:00
For more info please visit the website

SolSteam Workshop: Solar generation of industrial process steam

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 at 11:00 - 13:00
Click here for the workshop agenda


Renewable energy education

Information on the forum will follow soon.

Breaking the Vicious circle of Poverty

Lessons learnt over 20 years of bridging the gap between community development, applied research and investment in the Nepal Himalayas, and the importance of access to improved energy services through RETs. Further information on the forum will follow soon.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 at 09:00 - 10:30

Energy access for small islands 

Information on the forum will follow soon.

Important Dates

Notification of acceptance June 16, 2017
Registration open June 26, 2017
Due date TCA forms August 15, 2017
Author registration ends August 15, 2017
Early bird deadline August 31, 2017
Late registration fee after October 27, 2017
Full paper submission October 15, 2017

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The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) "International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry"

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