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International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
THE INTERNATIONAL SOLAR Energy Society is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a focus on the development and diffusion of renewable energy technologies. The society has 30,000 members globally from industry, research, and government; there are national sections in 54 countries. The following goals are stated in the society's mandate: to encourage the use and acceptance of renewable energy technologies; to realize a global community of industry, individuals, and institutions in support of renewable energy; to create international structures to facilitate cooperation and exchange; to create and distribute publications for various target groups to support the dissemination of renewable energy technologies; to bring together industry, science, and politics in workshops, conferences, and summits on renewable energy, and to advise governments and organizations in policy, implementation, and sustainability of renewable energy activities world-wide. The motto of the ISES is “think globally, act locally.” The ISES ...