International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry

4. - 7. November 2019
Santiago, Chile

The SHC Conference is a platform for the international solar and renewable energy community. Special emphasis lies on energy and buildings, solar heating and cooling, solar energy for industry, solar desalination and topics specific to the region.


The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC-Chile) are pleased to invite you to the SHC 2019 Conference, to be held together with the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 (SWC 2019).

Content Description

The conference organizers are committed to making this a unique event for those working in the Government, Industrial, Educational and Academic sectors the opportunity to network, learn and share with others in their profession and those working in parallel fields in Chile, Latin America and the rest of the world.

SHC 2019 / SWC 2019 will include a diverse selection of presentations, forums, policy discussions and business exhibits open for all participants.

Many parallel activities are being organised as well as a post Congress Technical Tour to visit landmark solar facilities in Northern Chile.

This conference will give you a chance to present your work, participate in Workshops and Forums and meet researchers, developers and industry and government actors and send you home inspired and motivated to continue moving the world towards 100% renewable energy.

SHC Solar Award 2019

The 2019 SHC Solar Award will recognize a Commercial Financing Mechanism for a Solar Heating or Cooling Project in the Public or Private Sector.

The SHC Solar Award of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of solar heating and cooling technologies.

This year's recipient will have demonstrated substantial achievement and measurable market impact from a financing mechanism (e.g., ESCO performance guarantee, selling energy, etc.) implemented to support solar heating and cooling. The mechanism must be sustainable, meaning that it will result in the purchaser paying for the installation in commercial terms.

Nominations of technology suppliers, financial service providers and other organizations are welcome.


  • Effectiveness of the financing mechanism on the solar heating and cooling project
  • Measurable market impact
  • Benchmark for innovation

Nominations due May 1st, 2019

The award recipient will receive free conference registration and a travel stipend.

More information on the SHC Solar Award 2019