Congress History

It is worth noting that the Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the first countries to recognize the importance of renewable energy when it held a conference which the Co-Chairman of this Congress, Ali Sayigh, organized with the late Dr Yousif A Al-Shirawi and the late Prof David Hall of Kings College London in 1978, SOLTECH -78, which was opened by H R H Prince Khalifa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain and the late Saudi Minister of Electricity Dr Khazi Al-Qusaybi. This was followed by conferences and symposia organized by University of Bahrain in cooperation with UN agencies, ISESCO and WREN, ARAMCO and IEEE. Renewables are the cornerstones and the foundation of a truly sustainable energy future. Our mission is to promote enabling policies and to further develop a broad range of renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors for electricity production, heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sectors leading to A BETTER, CLEANER AND SAFER WORLD.

World Renewable Energy Network

WREN is a major non-profit organization registered in the United Kingdom with charitable status and actively cooperating with: All UN Agencies, The EU, ISESCO, EWEA, EPIA, ISES, AFORE,UK-REA and MASDAR.  Established in 1992 during the second World Renewable Energy Congress in Reading, UK, WREN is one of the most effective organizations in supporting and enhancing the utilization and implementation of renewable energy sources that are both environmentally safe and economically sustainable. This is done through a worldwide network of agencies, laboratories, institutions, companies and individuals, all working together towards the international diffusion of renewable energy technologies and applications. Representing most countries in the world, it aims to promote the communication and technical education of scientists, engineers, technicians and managers in this field and to address itself to the energy needs of both developing and developed countries.

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