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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 to meet, 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.

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.

When :  27 - 28 July 2017

Where : Darwin/Newton North, Hamilton Centre, Brunel University London

Important dates: 

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

If you require a letter of support , please contact emma.sigsworth@brunel.ac.uk   and/or  Julie.whittaker@brunel.ac.uk

Full Paper to be sent in both PDF and Word files to emma.sigsworth@brunel.ac.uk   and Julie.whittaker@brunel.ac.uk

Conference topics

  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

Conference chair:

Dr. Harjit Singh

Member of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies, Institute of Energy Futures

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

Key Note Speakers

International Scientific Committee

Local Organising Committee 

Fee Structure

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

Please register for this event , following the link below :


Places to stay:




 Event is sponsored by Institute of Energy Futures  and Kingspan Solar 

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