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Chapter 11

I The Present Energy Economy

II Australian Energy Consumption

III Research And Development

IV Coal

V Oil And Natural Gas

VI Solar Energy
i Research and Development
ii The state of the art
iii Collectors
iv The solar water heating industry
v Industrial applications
vi Swimming pool heating
vii Building heating and cooling
viii Photovoltaics
ix Wind power
x Cooling
xi The International Solar Energy Society

VII Nuclear Energy

VIII Bagasse Firewood And Other Biomass

IX Electric Power Generation And Distribution electric Power Generation And Distribution

X Manufactured Gas

XI Industrial Process Heat



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The International Solar Energy Society

In 1955 the First World Symposium on Solar Energy was held in Phoenix, Arizona, where engineers and scientists from around the world assembled to review the then state of the art. At this meeting it became clear that an international body was needed to organize regular technical discussions, publish reports and generally promote solar energy utilization. This resulted in the formation of the Association for Applied Solar Energy, which subsequently became the International Solar Energy Society, with its headquarters in Phoenix. In 1970 the ISES head office was moved to Melbourne, Australia, where it now services national societies and sections in 26 countries.

Since it was formed many Australians have been involved in its activities by contributing papers to its Journal of Solar Energy, and serving as members of its Board of Directors. Three of its fifteen Presidents were Australians, R. N. Morse 1969/71, W. W. Charters 1979/81, W. R. Read 1983/85. F. G. Hogg was Secretary/Treasurer from 1970 until his death in 1985 and was succeeded by W. R. Read.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Association for Applied Solar Energy; International Solar Energy Society (I.S.E.S.)

People in Bright Sparcs - Charters, W. W.; Hogg, F. G.; Morse, R. N.; Read, W. R.

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