Third International Conference on Solar Energy Solutions for Electricity and Water Supply in Rural Areas

From: 11/7/2018   To: 11/10/2018


Following a successful First and Second International Conference of this series, held at AUC in October 2015 and 2016, RISE will host a third conference at AUC in November of 2018. The conference aims to showcase and discuss promising approaches and applications for different types of renewable energy as sustainable solutions for rural populations with no access to centralized power and water supply. The focus is on solar electricity and its economic applications for village electrification and the supply of safe drinking water. 

The conference is organized by RISE, the German company AUTARCON, an innovative enterprise focused on renewable energy use in water provision for rural areas, the German solar energy umbrella organization SolarInput, the German company Sustainable Concepts, and the TU Berlin in El Gouna.



The first two days of the conference will be held at the Conference Center on AUC's New Cairo campus. The third day is a practical day of hands-on workshops organized by renewable energy companies and specialists at RISE, and the fourth day is a one-day excursion to renewable energy projects in the vicinity of Cairo. Sessions have not yet been confirmed. Check back for more details.



Early bird registration is open until September 15th, 2018 only. After this date, regular registration will be open until November 4th, 2018. Ticket payments can be made online or in cash at the RISE office on working days between 9 am and 3 pm. Please email to make an appointment at least 2 days prior to your visit. 

Please note that student rates are only available for conference participants who can present a valid student ID at the time of conference registration on the first day of the event.

The programs for the student workshop day at RISE and the excursion will be published by the end of August. Places for these two events are limited and tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that the last opportunity to buy a ticket for the workshop or the excursion will be October 1st, 2018