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SOLARIS Conference 2017

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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

Central Programme see below  . For further detailed programme of events, please click here. 

 Central    Program (Newton Room North) DAY 1    (27/07/2017)
09:00am – 9:30am Registration   with Tea/Coffee
09:30am – 09:45am Inaugural Speech (Prof Geoff Rodgers, Deputy VC Brunel University London, UK)
09:45am – 10:05am Key Note Speech (Prof Brian Norton, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
10:05am – 10:25am Key Note Speech (Prof Phil Eames, Loughborough University, UK)
10:25am – 10:45am Key Note Speech (Prof Tariq Muneer, edinburgh Napier University, UK)
 Central    Program (Newton Room North) DAY 2    (28/07/2017)
09:30am – 09:50am Key Note Speech (Dr. Paul McEntee, Kingspan Environmental Ltd, UK)
09:50am – 10:10am Key Note Speech (Dr. Roland Caps, va-Q-tec AG, Germany)
10:10am – 10:30am Key Note Speech (Prof Noboru Yamada, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)
13.30pm – 13.50pm Presentation by Viola Hay (KTN-UK); Promoting uptake of technologies through upskilling-H2020 MEnS project

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 , please email to Emma Sisworth or Julie Whittaker

Registration deadline 16th July 2017 - Now Closed

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
E Harjit 

Key Note Speakers

International Scientific Committee

Local Organising Committee 

Fee Structure (Last day for registration 16th July 2017)

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

Registration Now Closed


Places to stay:

The Red Lion Hotel


London Uxbridge Hotel

 Event is sponsored by Institute of Energy Futures  and Kingspan Solar 

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For further information please contact Dr Harjit Singh