ICTP Network on Renewable Energies
“I'd put my money on solar energy… I hope we don't have to wait til oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” —Thomas Edison, in conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, March 1931
The ICTP Network on Renewable Energies is an online forum aimed at disseminating information, facilitating discussions and fostering collaborations in the field of research and applications in the broad area of renewable energies. In line with the mission of ICTP, its main focus is on the specific situation in developing countries where the resource base of many renewable energies is particularly large. Nevertheless, a widespread use of sustainable energies in developing countries is often hindered by issues of cost, infrastructure and access to new technological developments.
This mission is pursued through conferences, topical meetings and schools on issues related to renewable energies. A mailing list and newsletter serve as a basis for information exchange, and an online membership directory allows practitioners to find people with similar interest. The Network also hosts a free online repository of energy related documents.
Membership in the Network is free and open to anyone interested.
Joining the Network:
Membership in the ICTP Network on Renewable Energies is free and open to anyone interested.
The membership is automatically linked to the subscription of the Network's mailing list.
To become a member, please follow this link.
Please note that membership in the Network is not related to participation in events which are organized or advertised by the network. Each conference or school has its own application procedure which is independent from this network.
Conferences, schools and workshops
African School on Nanoscience for Solar Energy Conversion
To be held in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia, May 3-7, 2010
Directors: T.Y. Anshebo (U. Addis Ababa) and R. Gebauer (ICTP)
Joint ICTP-KFAS Workshop on Nanoscience for Solar Energy Conversion
Held in Trieste - Italy, October 27-29, 2008
Directors: F. De Angelis, Md. Khaja Nazeeruddin and R. Gebauer
Additional material, slides, documents, links, etc. can be found here.
The ICTP Network on Renewable Energies is run by Ralph Gebauer. You can contact him by e-mail: rgebauer(at)ictp.it