The Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES)
Year created: 1974 No of staff: 2
Sources of Funding
|10% - European|
|90% - Private|
The Solar Energy Society, the UK national section of ISES, is a non-profit learned society which aims to further the use of all forms of renewable energy by encouraging research, promoting education and providing training. The Society provides a forum for all those interested in renewable energy technologies and its membership is drawn from industry, government, academic institutions, architectural and engineering practices and the general public. Through its meetings and publications, the Society aims to promote discussion and disseminate information on all aspects of renewable energy, including not only technical issues, but also political, institutional and economic barriers and opportunities for the development of solar energy industries, to serve the needs of developing as well as industrialised countries.
Membership of the Society is currently in excess of 300, including national and international members, corporate members and students. The membership constitutes an impressive pool of expertise and experience in renewable energy research, industry and business. An elected committee of officers and members oversees all activities and day-to-day management of the society. The Society will organise jointly with the Scottish Solar Energy Group and ISES-Europe, the EuroSun 2006 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in June 2006.
Target audience: General public, schools, relevant engineering, architectural and building services professionals, government departments, local government, energy organisations.