By | April 5, 2018

2018 International Conference on Solar Power Systems for Namibia

Conference Theme

“Solar Energy for Rural Development”

Conference Background

The University of Namibia is organizing an International Conference on Solar Power Systems for Namibia (SPSN18) from 16 – 18 May 2018. The conference is planned to take place in Windhoek, Namibia, – exact location still to be confirmed.

The main objectives of this conference will be to:

(i)           Create awareness, share and gain the latest knowledge and development trends on solar energy systems,

(ii)          Discuss the implementation of cost recovery systems.

(iii)         Educate high school teachers on the use of solar energy systems for economic and social development, and

(iv)        Design, construct and test simple solar thermal systems.

These objectives will be achieved through:

Day 1 (i) Presentations on advanced renewable energy systems (latest developments and trends)
Day 2 (ii)




Tutorial lectures on solar power systems,

Technical sessions: Practical demonstrations on solar power systems, and

Designing of solar energy systems.

Day 3 (v) Construction and testing of simple solar cookers


Our last conference concluded that about 50% children in rural areas of Africa do not have access to the use of light at night, and this severely affects their academic performance. Our main aim is, therefore, to light all such homes that go without light during the night – emphasis will be on solar lighting systems. Simple solar thermal systems will also be discussed, designed, constructed, and tested during the conference.


Date 16 May. ’18 – 18 May. ’18

Venue : Windhoek, Namibia

Call for Abstracts

Click here to download call for paper announcement.

Important dates

15 April  2018              Deadline for abstract submission

20 April 2018                   Confirmation of acceptance of abstract

30 April 2018                   Submission of full paper not exceeding 5 printed pages.

Payment of registration fees has been waived for all.  

Registration Fees

Payment of registration fees has been waived for all. 


Important information before you travel to Namibia

1.Travel and Health Insurance is mandatoryplease ensure that you carry with your proof from a reliable insurer from your country. The University of Namibia will not be held liable for medical or travel related costs, while in Namibia.

2.Ensure that your passport is valid for not less than 6 months by the date of your entry in Namibia

3.  Participants from North, Central and West Africa, and Central and South America, must ensure that they have received vaccination against yellow fever and must have proof thereof if transiting via South Africa.

4Applicants from countries that are not exempted from Visa requirements, please ensure that you      apply for entry Visa/Business Visas via the nearest Namibian embassy or consular offices. Please request for an invitation letter to attend the Conference from the contact email listed on this conference webpage, to help you with this process.

5. Yellow Fever
There is no risk of yellow fever in Namibia. The government of Namibia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Namibia. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.


For more information on health related matters, visit the link below:

VISA Application

Participants from the countries here in are exempted from Visa applications.

Date 16 May. ’18 – 18 May. ’18

Venue : Windhoek, Namibia