At SWC 2021, a range of forums will be offered covering a wide range of renewable energy topics.  A congress forum is a 90-minute moderated session that provides diverse points of view and stimulates audience discussion on a specific topic that is either within a congress theme, across several themes, or on renewable energy topics not directly covered by the congress themes. 

Stay tuned to learn more about the forums offered at SWC 2021 - information will be added below as it becomes available.


Forums Overview

25. October


  • Monday, 25. October 2021
    9:30am to 11:00am

    Mass Storage to Support 100% Renewable Energy

    Mass storage is required to support electricity systems with 50-100% variable solar PV and wind. This forum will discuss the options, together with estimations of the amount of storage needed to support a 100% renewable electricity system. The…

26. October


  • Tuesday, 26. October 2021
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Forum: Women Leading the Global Energy Transition

    Gender diversity drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings valuable perspectives to social and economic development, and provides a richer pool of talent for key and emerging industries. In…


27. October


  • Wednesday, 27. October 2021
    7:30pm to 9:00pm

    The New Solar Resource Handbook

    In spring 2021 the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) Task 16 released the Third Edition of the “Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications". …

28. October


29. October


  • Friday, 29. October 2021
    3:30pm to 4:30pm

    Renewable Transformation Challenge Forum

    About the Renewable Transformation Challenge:

    Started in 2017, the objective of the Elsevier-ISES Renewable Transformation Challenge Promotion (“Challenge”) is to recognize and honour outstanding work encouraging…