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Solar World Congress 2017 - Innovation for the 100% renewable energy transformation


Register now for SWC 2017 / SHC 2017

The online registration system is now available on the conference website.

Register by August 31 to benefit from our early bird rates!

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Publication / Presentation Fee

Should an author wish to present a second/third abstract (oral or poster presentation) or a second/third abstract from a colleague, this will be subject to a fee of 80 USD per additional abstract. This fee is to cover the costs of the extra paper management and publication in the proceedings and must be paid by the main author.

The publication / presentation fee can be paid here >>

Mandatory TCA Form and Passport Scan for Speakers

UAE national legislation requires all presenters of oral presentations to submit a TCA form of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. Without form and passport scan the presentation migh be denied.

Further details are available here >>

Mark your calendars for the joint conference SWC2017 and SHC2017

Mark your calendars for the International Solar Energy Society, ISES, Solar World Congress 2017, to be held at the Jumeirah Hotel at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 29 October to 02 November 2017. We are pleased to announce that for the first time, the ISES Solar World Congress will be held together with the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme's SHC2017 conference. One registration for two major solar energy conferences!

The joint event will be hosted by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

Themes and topics

  1. SHC Systems and Components
  2. SHC Applications
  3. Producing and Storing Renewable Electricity 
  4. Renewable Energy Grid Integration & Distribution: Utilities of the Future 
  5. Off-Grid & 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

See the full list of themes with sub-themes here: Themes and Topics

Full Paper Upload

All authors of accepted orals and posters are now invited to submit their full paper (PDF and .doc file / 12 pages max.) for the conference proceedings.

Paper Template >>

Copyright Agreement

A copyright agreement form can be downloaded here and is additionally available on the conference website.

One transfer form must be filled out for each manuscript and a signed version has to be submitted by email or by fax.

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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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