“SOLARTR 2016” scientific activity, which will be organised with the collaboration of “Universities / Industry / Public Agencies and Institutions / Civil Society Organizations”, comprises of an international conference and an exhibition that is related to science and technology about the innovative technologies and practices within the realm of solar energy, which is gradually becoming more significant.

At the conference a wide variety of issues will be discussed including the solar technologies (PV, thermal) and the new trends, Measurement and characterization of PV materials and devices, PV power plants, Concentrated solar power (CSP), Operation, performance and reliability of solar energy systems, Solar thermal and solar electricity markets and their dynamics, Solar energy in urban planning, Solar cooling and heating, Large scale solar systems, Solar heat integration in industrial processes, Building integrated solar, Solar renovation of buildings, Contribution of solar energy to achieve net zero energy buildings, Energy storage systems, Hybrid systems, Rating and certification procedures, New materials and new concepts, Regulations and opportunities for regional development, Climate change and solar energy, Emission trading, Innovative financing models for solar systems, R&D, P&D and future collaborations, Environmental health and safety.

Planned by the stakeholders of the Solar Energy to form a basis for evaluating the sector and its development in all aspects, SOLARTR 2016 has also an important place due to gathering all of the parties together from the researcher to the industry and from the public to the contractor. The purpose is to gather all of the stakeholders together, propose solutions and serve to the common usage of the sun in energy production.

In particular, legislation and its requirements, problems and their solutions offers, national, regional and international needs for effective operation of the integrated sector will be mentioned; in addition, the information shared will develop the vision of the Solar Energy sector, the proposals will contribute to the elimination of the possible threats and the difficulties, and an input will be constituted for the road maps and action plans to be prepared in conjunction with the statements.

We are inviting you to this grand event that we are organizing.

Prof. Dr. Günnur KOÇAR


Chair, SOLARTR 2016