ISES Announces Upcoming Solar World Congress 2001

April 04, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

The International Solar Energy Society's (ISES, Germany) Solar World Congress 2001 is to be held in Adelaide, Australia from November 25 through December 2, 2001. The event will include a technical program, covering all aspects of renewable energy and energy sustainability. Several other events will also be held in conjunction with the Solar World Congress, including a solar car race, a student model car race and two river solar boat races. In addition, there will be the Solar and Electric Vehicle Conference, the ISES Solar Cities Project and many pre-conference workshops. The latest developments and products in renewable and sustainable technology will be displayed at an indoor and outdoor exhibition which will be held concurrently with the Congress.

The ISES Solar World Congress 2001's theme is “Bringing Solar Down to Earth". This topic includes the business opportunities arising from the implementation of renewable energy technologies, community awareness of the benefits of using renewable energy, and striking a balance between developed and developing regions. Keynote speakers will include Maki Mandela, Martin Green, Nejat Veziroglu, Donald Osborn, Larry Kazmerski, Ralph Sims, David Mills and Enzo Millich.

Specialized workshops will be held at the conference covering such topics as financing renewable energy projects, gender and sustainable energy and tools for evaluating residential energy consumption. Proposed technical tours may include a look at a 100kW solar/diesel power station at Wilpena in the outback of Southern Australia; a tour of a 2MW wind farm in Western Australia; Yulara, in the Northern Territory, where 1,800 solar heaters provide a resort's hot water; a linear fresnel reflector solar thermal array being constructed at Stanwell; and several other ongoing projects across Australia.