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The Global Solar Council is international non-profit association of the national, regional and international associations in solar energy and the world‘s leading corporations. Founded in 2015, we offer programs in regulatory policy, trade policy, new market opening and jobs & skills training.  We aim to enable solar energy to deliver on the promise of clean & distributed power, economic development and access to opportunity.

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    UNEF VI Solar Forum

    When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 09:00 AM through October 24, 2019
    Where: Hotel Puerta América Madrid in Madrid, Spain

    The 6th edition of the Solar Forum, the key event of the Spanish solar industry, will be held later this year, on October 22nd and 23rd, in Madrid, as recently announced by the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF). Registration is open .

    Last year, the event gathered 600+ attendees, becoming the must-attend conference for the Spanish PV industry.

    This year the event will see the participation of renowned national and international industry experts, who will discuss key topics such as the current international framework of PV development, the strategies that PV companies should adopt to be competitive in the reactivated Spanish market, the growing popularity of PPAs and the most interesting niches for self-consumption.

    The program will also include a session on R & D, organized in collaboration with FOTOPLAT, the Spanish Photovoltaic Technology Platform, in which the latest developments and prospects of development of PV technology will be presented.

    For more information, please visit www.unef.es or contact eventos@unef.es

    ISES Solar World Congress 2019

    When: Monday, November 04, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 07, 2019
    Where: Santiago, Chile in Santiago, Chile

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    We are very pleased to invite you to attend the next International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress (SWC) 2019, which will take place in Santiago, Chile from November 4 to 7, 2019.  The Congress will be held together with the IEA (International Energy Agency) Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry. IEA SHC is a key strategic partner and is a co-Chair of SWC 2019.

    The event is being held at the Parque Araucano Conference Center in Chile´s capital, a very dynamic city of seven million inhabitants, and in a country that’s deeply committed to the fast deployment of renewable energy so as to totally change the energy matrix of Chile towards 100% renewable energy.

    Our local host will be SERC-Chile (Solar Energy Research Center) a consortium of seven Chilean Universities, as well as the Fraunhofer-Chile Foundation. All these institutions are deeply involved in solar energy research and development for Chile and the Latin American region. We count also with the support from Chile’s Energy Ministry, and CORFO Solar Committee, and a broad spectrum of industrial, research and technology partners.

    This event continues and reinforces a long tradition of connecting the research and academic community with decision makers from different Government sectors, industry, financiers and practitioners. This is the first time that the ISES Solar World Congress as well as the SHC Conference will take place in South America, and we expect a large contingent of attendees from the Latin American Region, as well as from North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

    The Congress, together with the SHC Conference, will focus on the different technological advances and applications that can rapidly and cost effectively lead us to renewable energy meeting 100% of our needs for power, heating and transportation.

    The Congress will feature technical presentations and interactive poster sessions on the latest renewable energy developments. We are also inviting global experts to give high level plenary overviews and keynote addresses on renewable energy transformation. We will also consider a rich variety of side events, workshops, conferences and work meetings to promote the interaction of all stakeholders, connect researchers, developers and financiers to the opportunities and needs of the Region in the renewable energy sector.

    ISES is committed to achieving the vision of 100% renewable energy for all, used efficiently and wisely. This vision is particularly critical as the world addresses the challenges of mitigating climate change as agreed to in the Paris climate accord signed in 2015.  Nevertheless, a transformation of our energy system is already occurring due to the strong public demand and acceptance of creating a carbon-free energy system.

    SWC 2019/SHC 2019 will address the key ingredients of this transformation: technology innovation, financial opportunities, policy developments, and, most important, community and grass-roots actions that are leading to case studies and best practices that already are leading towards achieving a 100% renewable energy system in cities and regions. Nevertheless, many challenges remain, and SWC 2019/SHC 2019 will bring to the forefront a dialogue among diverse experts to discuss and formulate actions to meet these challenges.

    Of course, we’ll also have networking and social events, and the opportunity to take technical tours, including a visit to the very large solar systems operating or being deployed in the Atacama Desert.

    Save the date for this exciting event and learn more here about abstract deadlines, paper submittal procedures, and the many ways in which you can participate in and benefit from the SWC 2019/ SHC 2019.

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