SuNEC - The Sun New Energy Conference

SuNEC 2015 - Cover of the Book of AbstractJointly organised by the Institute of Nanostructured Materials of Italy’s Research Council and by Palermo's University DEIM Department informal research and edducational unit known as Sicily's Solar Pole, the “SuNEC—Sun New Energy Conference” was held yearly in Sicily between 2011 and 2016.

SuNEC 2016: Solar energy for all, Palermo, Italy, September 7-8, 2016 (with Percival Zhang, Wouter Maes, Henning Doescher and Francesco Meneguzzo)
SuNEC 2015: Solar energy now, Santa Flavia, Sicily, Italy, September 9-10, 2015 (with Philipp Rudolf von Rohr, Soon Moon Jeong, Marco Raugei, Levente Csoka and Melissa Johnson)
SuNEC 2014: Helionomics made real, Santa Flavia, Sicily, Italy, September 8-9, 2014 (with Ranjit Koodali, Jesper Jacobsson, Francesco Meneguzzo and Luis Sánchez Granados)
SuNEC 2013: There is enough sun for all, Santa Flavia, Sicily, Italy, September 10-12, 2013 (with Yuri A. Baurov, Wai-Yeung Wong, Antonino S. Aricò, Francesco Meneguzzo and Ottavio Cappellani)
SuNEC 2012: Entering the solar era, Santa Flavia, Sicily, Italy, September 4-6, 2012 (with Aldo Steinfeld, Thomas Brown, Keith Barnham, Ruud Schropp, Bao-Lian Su and Kisuk Kang)
SuNEC 2011: A sunny first success, Santa Flavia, Sicily, Italy, July 5-7, 2011 (with Ralph Nuzzo, Vincenzo Balzani, Bernard Kippelen, Aldo Di Carlo and Giuseppe Calogero)

Sicily: An attraction platform for scholars and students

The Conference saw the lectures of internationally renowned scientists such as Aldo Steinfeld, Bernard Kippelen, Vincenzo Balzani, Thomas Brown, Yuri Baurov, Ruud Schropp. Francesco Meneguzzo, Wai-Yeung Wong, Keith Barnham, Kisuk Kang and Bao Lian-Su, attracting delegates from all continents and turning Sicily into an attraction platform for scholars and students from across the world.

RSC Energy & Environmental Science first, and Wiley's Energy Science & Engineering later, acted as the conference official publication platform, publishing manuscripts for peer-review originating from the meeting.

Prize awards recognized each time the best Poster presentation, such as in the 2013 edition.

The scientific program of each Conference featured oral and poster presentation, which fully demonstrated the impact of the advances in solar energy science and technology, highlighting exciting innovations in different fields of solar science and technology.

Press and web coverage

Mario Pagliaro in Rai intervistato per Community nel 2015ResearchItaly: Solar energy: the world’s leading scientists to meet in Palermo
TGR Sicilia: Sicilia: il futuro è solare
AGI: Energia: Sicilia capitale solare, Cnr pensa a centro bioeconomia
Rai.it: Polo Solare della Sicilia
La Sicilia
: Il fotovoltaico entra a fatica nei beni culturali siciliani
Ecosportellosicilia: SuNEC 2014: Sviluppo economico e risanamento ambientale
EES Blog: SuNEC 2012 Conference: a great success
Il Primato Nazionale: Mario Pagliaro: il primato italiano nella chimica-fisica
Ragusa News: Energia: assessore Sicilia, serve Istituto regionale del solare
EdilTecnico: Nasce il Polo Solare della Sicilia: ricerca e formazione per le rinnovabili
EU Energy Research Knowledge Centre: SuNEC 2012 - Sun New Energy Conference
EES Blog: SuNEC and EES collaboration
Corriere del Mezzogiorno: La Sicilia diventa «fotovoltaica» Sui tetti 11mila impianti solari
Europa: Senza ricerca niente rivoluzione del sole

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