International Solar Energy Society March Newsletter – The Global Voice for Renewable Energy

March 2018

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ISES Board Members at the annual ISES Board of Directors meeting in Freiburg, March 2018


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Presidents column

This month the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) is expanding the reach of its monthly newsletter to all of the people who have been in touch with our Society via e-mail over the past several years for one reason or another, like those who have attended past Congresses, signed up for our webinars, or just expressed an interest in our Society’s activities through our website.

ISES’ founding dates back to 1954 as the Association of Applied Solar Energy, later renamed to the Solar Energy Society and then, in 1970, the International Solar Energy Society. Through its Solar Energy Journal, its Congresses, and its participation in other conferences, the Society and its numerous national Sections have long advocated for R&D by governments and private enterprise to support the development of promising new solar energy technologies for key end-use applications such as power generation, space and water heating, and sustainable building design.

Read the full Presidents Column by Dr. David Renné.

Becoming an ISES Member

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Society news

ISES Board Members meet in Freiburg

The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Board of Directors gathered in Freiburg, Germany on 09 -10 March for the annual Board Meeting to reflect on the Society’s work in 2017 and focus the Society’s continued efforts for 2018. The meeting took place at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. This marked the first official meeting of the new ISES Board of Directors, starting a new two-year term in January 2018. For more information on the meeting, and the new ISES Board of Directors, please see

View ISES Board 2018 call to action message at

EuroSun 2018: Plan to participate

After a short extension, the abstract submission window for the EuroSun 2018 Conference has officially closed. The Scientific Committee would like to thank everyone that submitted abstracts. The submission review process is underway and notifications of acceptance will be sent by 04 April, 2018.

The EuroSun 2018 Conference will take place from September 10-13, 2018 in Rapperswil, Switzerland, hosted by HSR, the University of Applied Science Rapperswil. Online registration opens on 04 May 2018. Please visit for more information.

Visit the revamped ISES website

The ISES website has been revamped and made even more mobile friendly. ISES Members can log into the ISES website to view webinar recordings and presentations, the newsletter archive, ISES and ISES Section publications and view discounts for ISES supported events! Check out the ISES website here: