Congress Overview

The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) together with the Korean Solar Energy Society (KSES) are organizing the upcoming ISES Solar World Congress (SWC) 2015. The congress provides a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for companies and individuals working in Asia and globally. The Solar World Congress is the most important international event for the global renewable energy community, representing the research and academic sectors, governments, civil society and project and community planners among many others. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate and be a part of the global movement to achieve the 100% renewable energy transition for all.

Congress Overview

  • Name: ISES Solar World Congress 2015
  • Date: November 8(Sun) – 12(Thu), 2015 / 5days
  • Venue: EXCO, Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • Congress of: International Solar Energy Society
  • Hosted by: Korean Solar Energy Society (KSES)
  • Theme: Achieving the Renewable Energy Transformation
  • Audience:
    Over 1,000 leading researchers, industry and NGO representatives, project planners, engineers, architects, innovators, climatologists, students, business people and consultants

Join scientists, researchers, practitioners, industry, policy makers, financial experts, NGOs and government representatives who come together from around the world to share the latest R&D and renewable energy technology breakthroughs. Learn about successful policy, financing and deployment strategies, as well as pathways to meet growing energy requirements and renewable energy targets locally and globally.

The Congress program features plenary and keynote presentations from global renewable energy leaders, forums on crosscutting themes, workshops and training events; exhibitions; and technical presentations by international researchers, and numerous networking opportunities.

International Plenaries, Expert Keynotes, Exciting Themes

The congress will feature plenary speakers from the Korean government as well as international organizations, representing industry, civil society, Finance and other sectors engage in the transformation to a renewable energy world. Speakers are invited from organizations such as the International Energy Agency, REN-21, UNEP, IRENA, the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative and leading research institutions.

Each day, following the plenary sessions, the Congress will feature keynote speakers representing expertise in each of the ten Congress themes.

The congress themes are:
  • Solar Buildings and Architecture
  • Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology
  • Renewable Electricity Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Renewable Electricity Technologies: CSP, Biomass, Geothermal, Wind, Hydro, Ocean & Other
  • Solar Heating and Cooling: Fundamentals & Applications
  • Solar Energy and Society
  • Energy Storage
  • Renewable Energy Grid Integration & Distribution
  • Off-Grid & Rural Energy Access
  • Clean Transportation Technologies & Strategies

Following these keynotes, there will be parallel sessions featuring a wide variety of cross-cutting interactive forums and technical presentations on the latest developments in renewable energy technologies and their deployments.

The Solar World Congress has a rich history

ISES is proud of its long heritage of global Solar World Congresses. Held biennially since 1955, the ISES Solar World Congress embodies the spirit of international communication advanced by ISES. The objective of the SWC is to foster and promote communication among the research community, industry and political players. The Solar World Congresses have been bring together the renewable energy community focusing on the cutting edge of renewable energy science, technology and applications.

ISES is pleased to be returning to South Korea, where the Solar World Congress took place in 1997. Since then, it has taken place in the following locations:
  • Cancun, Mexico (2013)
  • Kassel, Germany (2011)
  • Johannesburg, South Africa (2009)
  • Beijing, China (2007)
  • Orlando, USA, (2005)
  • Göteborg, Sweden (2003)
  • Adelaide, Australia (2001)
  • Jerusalem, Israel (1999)
  • Taejon, South Korea (1997)

We look forward to welcoming you in Daegu!