About the Booklet

This booklet, which will be updated periodically, tells the history of solar in short highlights, and provides a look into the future as well. The highlights, organized by decade, cover solar PV, solar thermal, concentrating solar power, solar architecture, PV in developing countries and ISES itself. Each section also tells special stories of some of the many pioneers in solar research, development and manufacturing. A total of 283 research profiles of research and industry pioneers were submitted by the start of the virtual conference.

This booklet is free of charge via simple download here or for viewing on this site directly.

ISES SWC50 - The Century of Solar: Stories and Visions

The content of the booklet includes:

Foreword

Introduction

1970 Solar World Congress

Overview of the Summaries

·ISES

·Photovoltaics (PV)

·Solar Thermal

·Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

·Solar Architecture and Buildings

·Solar Energy for the Developing World

Pre 1950

·Includes the technologies plus pioneers  (later ones have partners, institutions

1950’s

1960’s

1970’s

1980’s

1990’s

2000’s

2010’s

The Future