The 4th International Solar Cities Congress (ISCC), organized by Dezhou Municipal Government and sponsored by Himin Solar Energy Group, will be held will be held from 16 to 19 September 2010 in Dezhou City, Shandong Province, China. The event takes place in a new conference centre that will source 95% of its energy needs from renewable energy and will feature a 5000m2 solar system, a solar desalination plant and a solar energy theme park.
International Solar Cities Congress (ISCC) is an academic and professional congress launched by International Solar Cities Initiative (ISCI), a nongovernmental organization composed of cities developed in comprehensive solar applications. Dated from 1997, ISCI has about 200 members, its headquarters lies in New York City, America. The congress is held every two years, involving solar science and technologies, education, culture, etc. and lasting for 3 to 5 days.
The congress aims to improve energy efficiency policies, update new energy technologies and concepts by ideas exchanges and actively cooperating among the cities participated, further to realize sustainable development and positive climate changes.
ISCC has already successfully held 3 times before: The first congress was held in Taegu, South Korea in Nov. 2004. The second was in Oxford, Britain in April 2006. Nearly 100 mayors from all around the world attended the congress and then visited the solar international exhibition. In Feb. 2008, the third congress was held in Adelaide, Australia. It drew attention of experts and scholars interested in renewable energy and urban constructions.