10.08.2012 - UNESCO Venice Office

Solar energy for a brighter future


This is the overarching theme of the biennial solar conference EuroSun2012 which will be held, under the patronage of UNESCO, on 18-20 September in Rijeka, Croatia. The conference will address solar energy as the most important and most reliable energy source for the future. Scientists, industrialists, academicians and entrepreneurs will discuss the latest cutting-edge technology advancements and opportunities in the field of solar energy and other renewables.

UNESCO has granted its patronage to EuroSun2012: Solar energy for a brighter future, an international conference organized by the Croatian Solar Energy Association and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) - Europe. Yolande Valle-Neff, Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe - Venice (Italy), will represent the Organization in this event.

The conference offers a versatile, first-class scientific programme which includes plenary keynote lectures, technical and poster sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops and a students' master course on solar energy applications. Technical tours of solar energy systems and trade exhibition of solar energy products are also foreseen during the Conference.

The conference will address a number of topics, from modern solar energy applications and technologies to plans for future harnessing of solar energy. The main topic areas (and chair persons) are:

  • Solar heating systems (Elimar Frank, Switzerland)
  • Solar cooling systems (Daniel Mugnier, France)
  • Solar energy in buildings (Ljubomir Miščević, Croatia)
  • Solar energy system components (Istvan Farkas, Hungary)
  • Solar electricity and other applications (Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Sweden)
  • Solar energy frameworks (Branko Bošnjaković, Switzerland)

Other topics include: advancements in solar collector; technologies; solar energy in energy efficient; buildings; solar resources; solar thermal power plants; solar photovoltaic power plants; solar heat to electricity conversion; solar power plants and smart grids; concentrating solar power; small-scale solar thermal and; photovoltaic systems; solar-assisted transport; solar energy storage; passive house and net zero energy; building for Mediterranean climate; solar-hydrogen systems; solar combisystems with high solar; fraction; solar energy management in; cultural heritage; solar energy and climate challenges; solar energy policy; promoting and subsidizing solar; energy applications; other solar energy related topics; and, solar energy in offshore technology.

The deadline for registration to EuroSun2012 is: 7 September 2012. Additional information is available online: http://www.eurosun2012.org

Link: UNESCO Renewable and Alternative Energies

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