ISES Special Event: SWC50 – The Century of Solar – February Newsletter

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Greentech

The Century of Solar

Progress from the past 50 years and to accelerate the transformation to 100% renewable energy within the next 50 years

SWC50 – February Newsletter

Celebrating 50 years of the ISES Solar World Congresses, the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) is organising SWC50 – The Century of Solar which will be held in Melbourne, Australia between the 2nd and 4th December 2020.

The event will comprise of a conference, networking and social events, a display area, and the release of the celebratory booklet: The Century of Solar – Stories and Visions for the Future of Renewable Energy. The event will briefly look back over the 50 years since the first Solar World Congress (SWC) was held in Melbourne in 1970. More importantly, the event will focus on how we can and must transition to 100% Renewable Energy.  The display area will allow entities to tell their solar story and will celebrate individuals, pioneers, who have paved the way toward achieving solar technology breakthroughs and developed the industry.


SWC50 is partnering with the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC20) which will be held in Melbourne from 30th November to 2nd December. This conference will have a call for technical papers in the coming months. Registration discounts will be available for participants to register for both the SWC50 as well as APSRC20.


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In this newsletter, you can learn more about the special display planned for SWC50 – a display in the form of a time wall showcasing significant historical events marking the development of solar research and the growth of the industry both from the perspective of research institutes/universities, companies, government entities but also from the many individuals shaping solar over the past 50 years.


The SWC50 organizing team is also very happy to introduce the first partners and supporters of the SWC50 in this newsletter who together with ISES will come together making this event a great celebration of solars past and future!

Read the full newsletter on the event homepageJoin us in celebrating SWC50!

Coming back to Melbourne, ISES and the global solar community are not only looking back on the past transformative years of solar development, but rather we are looking ahead to solar’s bright future and we are inviting you to become a part of it! More information on the event program and our invited speakers will be available soon on the event homepage.


SWC50 also offers a great opportunity to your company, institution, association or organization to really highlight your role in the success story that is the development of solar technologies – see our partnership prospectus to find out more and to secure your spot in the century of solar!


For any questions about the event, do not hesitate to get in touch with us via an email to [email protected].