Global Solar Council

The Global Solar Council is an international organization founded in 2015 to coordinate the efforts of the world’s solar energy associations. We strive to convey three key messages about solar power. 

"It’s now almost universally recognised that solar will be a principal contributor to addressing climate change,” says John Smirnow, secretary-general of the newly formed Global Solar Council. “I don’t think there’s any doubt about that." - Scaling up solar after Paris, Ben Willis, (February 18, 2016)



About Us

The Founding Members of the Global Solar Council (GSC) are national and regional solar associations from both established and emerging markets, including the world's largest markets of Australia, China, Europe, India and other Asian countries, Middle East, South America and the United States. Leading corporations across the solar supply chain also help lead the organization through the Global Solar Council Leadership Forum and are essential founding members to the organization as well. 

GSC’s vision is to ensure that solar energy is the leading contributor to the world’s energy system, by aiming to create 10 million solar jobs by 2030. GSC’s mission is to encourage the rapid and wide-scale adoption of solar energy through cooperation, education and training.

We invite you to learn more about our organization's specific policy recommendations by using the navigation menu above or simply click here to find our Policy positions and read our White Paper

Global Leadership Positions & Partnerships

GSC is proud to partner with leading global organizations, and actively participates in leadership positions with the following international institutions below:


Member, General Assembly

Member, Coalition for Action Steering Committee

Chair, Coalition for Action Solar Working Group

Member, Multilateral Wind & Solar Working Group

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Upcoming Events


2016 PV Conference and Exhibition of China

October 19-21, 2016, Beijing



November 7-18, 2016, Marrakech, Morocco


Eilat-Eilot International Conference

November 27-29, 2016, Dan Eilat, Israel