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SOLARIS Conference 2017


The Solaris conference network provides a platform for meetings for professionals researching into the areas of solar radiation and daylighting, solar energy conversion systems and efficient energy use in the built environment. It has a long tradition of organizing such meetings (Edinburgh 2003, Athens 2005, Delhi 2007, Hong Kong 2008, Brno 2011, Granada 2013 and Maribor 2015). The main aim of the conference is presentation of state of the art in the solar energy and building energy research, to establish close contact amongst researchers for dissemination of their research outcomes and facilitate professional collaboration.

When :  27 - 28 July 2017

Where : Darwin/Newton North, Hamilton Centre

Important dates: 

Abstract submission deadline: 7 February 2017
Information to authors about acceptance of the abstract: 15 March 2017
Submission of the full length paper: 25 May 2017 

International Journal of Ambient Energy

Selected top ten papers from the SOLARIS conference proceedings will be published in a special edition of the International Journal of Ambient Energy (Taylor & Francis). For the papers to be selected for this purpose, at least one author should orally present it at the conference.


  1. Solar radiation measurement and modelling
  2. Daylighting modelling and measurement
  3. Solar thermal energy conversion
  4. Solar photovoltaic (PV) generation
  5. Concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies
  6. Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technologies
  7. Concentrating solar power (CSP)
  8. Solar thermal energy storage
  9. Solar electric storage
  10. Economics of solar energy technologies
  11. Solar technologies for buildings
  12. Near zero energy buildings
  13. Efficient energy use in the built environment
  14. Advanced thermal insulation including superinsulation
  15. Nano materials in solar and thermal insulation technologies


Dr. Harjit Singh

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Brunel University London
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, UK
T +44 (0)1895 265468


  1. Professor Debjyoti Banerjee (Texas A & M University, USA)
  2. Dr Samuel Brunner (EMPA Labs, SWITZERLAND)
  3. Dr Roland Caps (Va-q-Tec, GERMANY)
  4. Professor Zhaofeng Chen (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, CHINA)
  5. Professor Philip C Eames (Loughborough University, UK)
  6. Professor N Fatima (Osmania University, INDIA)
  7. Dr Eulalia J Gago (Universidad de Granada, SPAIN)
  8. Dr Joachim Göttsche (Solar-Institut Jülich, GERMANY)
  9. Dr Mehreen Gul (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
  10. Mr Klaus Hennecke (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR, GERMANY)
  11. Dr Stoyanka Ivanova (BULGARIA)
  12. Professor Maurizio D Lucia (University of Florence, ITALY)
  13. Dr. Matjaž Knez (University of Maribor, SLOVENIA)
  14. Professor Mohan L Kolhe (University of Agder, NORWAY)
  15. Professor Abraham Kudish (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, ISRAEL)
  16. Dr Prashant Kumar (National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, INDIA)
  17. Dr Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya (University of Victoria, CANADA)
  18. Professor Tariq Muneer (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
  19. Professor Brian Norton (Dublin Inst of Technology, IRELAND)
  20. Professor Saffa Riffat (University of Nottingham, UK)
  21. Dr Mohamed M Sabry (Umm Al Qura University, SAUDI ARABIA)
  22. Dr Sivan Suresh (National Institute of Technology Trichy, INDIA)
  23. Professor Gopal N Tiwari (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, INDIA)
  24. Dr Himanshu Tyagi (Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, INDIA)
  25. Dr Li H Wa ‎(City University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG]
  26. Prof Andrea Wagner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GERMANY)
  27. Dr Ing L Wong (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
  28. Dr Yupeng Wu (University of Nottingham, UK)
  29. Robert Weber (EMPA Labs,Switzerland)
  30. Dr Ahmed Zobaa (Brunel University London)
  31. Prof Koji Matsubara (Niigata University)

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS (more names to follow):

1. Professor Brian Norton
Dublin Institute of Technology                         
Dublin 7                                                                
D07 H6K8                                                            
2. Professor Philip C. Eames
Professor of Renewable Energy
Director- Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU
3. Dr Roland Caps
CRO, Head of R&D, Founder
Karl-Ferdinand-Braun Str. 7
D-97080 Würzburg
4. Professor Tariq Muneer
Edinburgh Napier University,
Edinburgh  EH10 5DT UK
5. Dr Paul McCentee
Project Development Manager
Solar & New Sector
Kingspan Environmental Ltd
Portadown, UK


  1. Academics and industry professionals: £150
  2. Students: £100
  3. Conference dinner for all attendees: £25 per person


To be announced soon!

for further information please contact Dr Harjit Singh Harjit.singh@brunel.ac.uk