International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access
Conference Chair Message
On behalf of the Partners Organizations (GIZ and WISE) and the Scientific Committee, we are pleased to invite you to join the second International Conference on Solar Technologies and Hybrid Mini-Grids to improve energy access, at the University of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on October 17-19, 2018.
The main objective of the conference is to provide an opportunity for an exchange between practitioners from the industry, academia and development institutions working in the field of decentralized energy. p The conference will cover technical, business and management aspects of solar technologies and mini grids with the aim of sharing experiences, learning from each other and networking.
The challenge of energy access for all is of enormous magnitude and only be achievable, if a smart mix of different existing and innovative technologies and approaches is applied according to the needs and the economic potential of the people. In the last years, a multitude of organizations and companies has gained value experiences with the dissemination of solar lanterns, plug-and-play systems and solar home systems either in form of cash sales or Pay-as-you-go approaches. Several international organizations have also tried to scale up installation of solar and hydro mini-grids in rural areas with differing degrees of success. Other organizations focused on solar thermal systems or the development of energy efficient equipment allowing the productive use of DC electricity. The Conference will provide a forum where experts from different disciplines can discuss how universal energy access can be achieved in the most efficient way. The conference will invite acknowledged experts to provide an overview about the status in different technology areas and give room to participants, which want to present their results from scientific research or experiences from the fieldwork.
We as chairmen would be pleased to welcome you to the conference and encourage you to actively contribute to a successful event.
Xavier Vallvé, Trama TecnoAmbiental, Spain Dr. Carsten Hellpap, GIZ, Germany
Call for papers
1. PV and other renewable energy based electricity
1.1 Pico PV
1.2 Solar home systems
1.3 PV for telecommunication and industrial use
1.4 Mini grids for communities
1.5 Water pumping
2. Solar thermal systems
2.1 Domestic solar water heating systems
2.2 Solar heat for industrial and commercial applications
2.3 Solar cooking
2.4 Solar drying
2.5 Sea water desalination
3. Policy, government and donor programmes
Components, including storage · System concepts · Appliances · Energy · Management · Maintenance, quality assurance · Operation and business · Models · Field experience · Costs · Capacity building distribution · Channels · Ownership · Financing · Market · Development · Successful · Applications/implementation plans
Submission of abstracts
Papers will be presented orally and in poster sessions.
All accepted papers will be published in the book of abstracts and in an online version. As the conference language is English, all abstracts have to be written in English.
The abstract should include:
Full title, author‘s full name, affiliation, address, phone/fax/email, full names and affiliations of co-authors, topic, kind of presentation (oral or poster), a brief summary including the purpose, methods, approach, results and conclusions of the presented work. The whole on one sheet DIN A4. In addition, authors may add up to one explanatory page to facilitate the reviewer‘s assessment.
All speakers/participants are responsible for paying their own travel and hotel expenses.
Please note that all speakers will pay a reduced conference fee.
At the end of June 2018 you will receive an e-mail with the result of the evaluation. With the acceptance of your abstract you are automatically registered for the conference. It is not possible to cancel once accepted.
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