11-14th October 2009.


Johannesburg, South Africa


The Scientific Committee of the Solar World Congress 2009 is inviting engineers, scientists, researchers and students in the solar and renewable energy field to submit abstracts on their latest developments and achievements for the 2009 Solar World Congress by 1 February 2009.

The Solar World Congress will be hosted by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 11 – 14 October 2009.

This 21st Solar World Congress will provide the ideal international platform for sharing the latest findings in renewable energy research and development, technology, and education and policy initiatives. With major investment into either fossil or renewable energy infrastructure on the African continent, the Solar World Congress will offer a unique opportunity to introduce the latest achievements in this field and to explore other prospects.

The Scientific Programme Committee will review and score abstracts along the following main themes:

Resource Assessment
Solar Heating and Cooling
Solar Electricity
Solar Buildings
Solar Energy and Society

Each main theme has several sub-themes. Please read the Invitation Programme for more information on these themes.

All abstracts must be submitted online at www.swc2009.co.za .The online submission is a user-friendly process in six easy-to-follow steps. If you have any queries about the submission process, please contact the Conference Secretariat at the numbers below.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 8 May 2009
  • Notice of review status: 31 May 2009
  • Speaker registration deadline: 1 June 2009
  • Final paper submission:1 February 2009

Contact details

Conference Secretariat:
Tel: +27 (0)12 807 7171
Fax: +27 (0)86 567 0319
Email: info at swc2009.co.za
Website: www.swc2009.co.za