Saturday, March 29, 2014

Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation

New and exciting international conference organized by OTTI ( in Frankfurt (Germany) on November 6th and 7th, 2014.

Abstract from Chairman’s presentation:

“The need to create energy economies and energy infrastructures in developing countries, the decentralized energy demand in rural areas, and the large solar resource in most of these countries are perfect conditions for implementing new technologies that utilize renewable energy sources.
Moreover, the increased use of locally available resources can contribute to many countries’ debt-relief efforts as the importation of energy is one of the contributing factors to high level of debts in developing countries.
Solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, solar drying and solar cooking can help to build a sustainable energy system in developing countries, and with the appropriate implementation provide local jobs.”

For all those interested in submitting their abstracts, the deadline is May 1st.
Topics Call for Papers

1. Technological overviews
• Solar thermal
• Photovoltaic
• Water treatment

2. Realized projects and implementation experiences
• Solar thermal systems
• Photovoltaic systems for stand-alone systems and mini grids
• Solar cooking, fuel efficient stoves
• Solar water treatment and sea water desalination

3. Markets and local industries

4. Social, political and economic barriers for a successful implementation

Conference Chairman: Werner Weiss, AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies Gleisdorf, Austria.

Scientific Committee:

Dr.-Ing. Elimar Frank,
Hochschule für Technik HSR, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Dr. Bernd Hafner, Sonnenenergie für Westafrika e.V., Germany
Dr. Albrecht Kaupp, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Berlin, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Joachim Koschikowski,
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Freiburg, Germany
Dr. Stefan Nowak, NET Nowak Energy Technology Ltd., St. Ursen, Switzerland
Prof. Matthias Rommel, Institut für Solartechnik SPF, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Joscha Rosenbusch, BSW-Solar (i.A. BMZ), Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Klemens Schwarzer, Solar Global e.V. /Solar Institut Jülich der Fh Aachen, Germany

Supported by: Austrian Development Cooperation, GIZ Germany, BSW Solar, AEE Intec

For further information: 
Gabriele Struthoff-Müller
Conference Manager Department Renewable Energies
+49 (0)941 29688 29