The organizers of the ISES Solar World Congress 2021 - SWC 2021 - to be held online from 25-29 October 2021 cordially invite you to submit your abstracts on the conference themes and topics below.

Please note: The Abstract Submission System will open on this homepage in early March 2021.

The deadline for all abstract submission is: 20 March 2021


Below, please also find:

  • Our Author Information Sheet with detailed information on the SWC 2021 abstract submission and review process,the different ways to present your work at SWC 2021 via a poster or an oral presentation, publishing information on the papers submitted to SWC 2021 including information on the SWC proccedings, the SWC 2021 Copyright Agreement and our cooperation with Solar Energy Advances to feature a small number of papers submitted to SWC 2021
  • The Abstract Submission Template



Congress Themes and Topics

We invite you to submit your abstracts on the following conference themes and topics:

1 - Perspectives for a 100% RE World: Results of Global or Regional Scenario Studies that reflect needed capacities, time horizons, and costs; Societal Changes/Perspectives/Issues; Equity, Energy & Social Justice.

2 - c-Si Photovoltaics: c-Si PV Cell Research and Technology; Material Issues; Module Technologies; PV Manufacturing; Reliability; Recycling and Sustainable Material Usage; Heterostructures on Si including Si Tandem. 

3 - Other PV Technologies: Other Crystalline Solar Cells such as III-V, CdTe and CIGS; Perovskites and Perovskite Silicon Tandems; Molecular Photovoltaics (dye sensitized and organic PV); Quantum Dots as Light Harvesters; Heterostructures on other s.c.

4 - Innovative PV Deployment: Agri Photovoltaics; Floating Photovoltaics; Building-Integrated Photovoltaics; Car-Integrated Photovoltaics; Infrastructure Photovoltaics; Wearable and Consumer Product-Integrated Photovoltaics. 

5 - Solar Thermal Electricity and Fuel Production: CSP and CST Systems; Hybrid Concepts; Solar Concentrators; Solar Receivers and Heat Transfer Media; Power Cycles and Cogeneration; Solar Fuels and Chemicals; Hydrogen Production; Solar-Driven Carbon Capture and Utilization.

6 - Electricity Storage: Batteries; Supercapacitors; Flywheels; Fuel Cells; Power Electronics and Control; Battery Management Systems; Energy Management Systems; Data Analytics for Batteries.

7 - Grid Integration: Integration of Variable Renewable Energy into large grids; Self Consumption; Markets & Policy; Energy System Studies (Operation and Planning); Power Systems; Minigrids: Support and Integration; Smart Grids and Microgrids; Multi-energy Carriers and Systems; Energy Economics, Markets and Policy; System Flexibility and Security; Reliability and Resilience of low-carbon Grids.

8 - Solar Heating and Cooling Technologies: Solar Thermal and Hybrid Collectors; Thermal Energy Storage; Domestic Solar Water Heating and Combisystems, Innovative Components and/or Materials; Technical Characterization: Testing, Standards and Certification; Durability and Life Cycle Analysis; Performance Measurement and Assessment.

9 - Renewable and Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems: Hybrid Heating and Cooling Systems; District Heating; Heat for Industrial and Agricultural Processes; Solar Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Solar Cooking and Food Processing; Disinfection, Decontamination, Separation of Industrial Process Water and Wastewater; System Performance Assessment; Digitalization and Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Energy Supply; High Temperature Processes.

10 - Thermal Energy Storage: Medium- and High-temperature Thermal Storage; Sensible /Latent/ Thermochemical Materials and Storage Concepts; Long-term and short-term Storage; Storage Applications; Thermal Storage for Sector Coupling and Energy System Integration.

11 - Power-to-X: Green Hydrogen; Renewable Synthetic Natural Gas; Power-to-Fuels; Sector Coupling; Power-to-X Economics; Business Strategies and Market Developments; Transport and Storage of Power-to-X products; Power-to-X in the MENA and other sun-rich regions.

12 - Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology: Renewable Resources Assessment; Solar Resource Models and Data; Solar Resource Measurements and Instrumentation; Solar Resource Management and Applications; Solar Resource Forecasting.

13 - Solar Buildings and Urban Design: Passive Solar; Daylighting; Building Integrated/ Added PV and Solar Thermal Systems; Zero-Energy or Plus-Energy Buildings/ Neighborhoods; Zero- or Low-Carbon Emission Buildings/Neighborhoods etc; Methods and Tools (to analyse the design of solar buildings and/or neighborhoods); Solar Planning; Building Renovation – Solar Strategies.

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To learn more about the ways you can present your work at SWC 2021 and how to submit your abstract, please consult the information provided below.

Author Information Sheet + Copyright Agreement

Please consult this Author Information Sheet to learn more about how to submit your abstract, about the review process as well as the different ways to present your work at SWC 2021 via a poster or an oral presentation.

Please also find the SWC 2021 Coyright Agreement here, which will be needed for the submission of full papers to SWC 2021.

Abstract Template

Please use the Abstract Template for submitting your abstract. Please set up your abstract as outlined in the template. You will then submit your abstract through our online submission system which will open on this homepage on 1 March 2021.