International Solar Cities
The International Connection
The International Solar Cities Initiative (ISCI) was the
brainchild of several outstanding scientists in the field of solar
Those scientists were well aware, although frustrated by their observation, that very many of their achievements and insights could be applied in society already. If only "society" would get to know and accept this.
The application of solar energy is important in any society which is very dependent upon, or even addicted to, energy use. Solar energy can supply a larger share of that energy need than most decision makers know. In many cases it can be done without adding to the cost of energy, or can even diminish both energy need and net energy cost.
With all this in mind, the International Solar Cities Initiative (ISCI) was founded in 2003. Its aim is to bring scientists and policy makers together, sharing practical knowledge for the transition to sustainable societies where the main energy source is renewable energy.
Solar Cities around the world
The number of Solar Cities is growing rapidly - here are a few examples from around the world.
Part of the Australian Government's $94 million Solar Cities Campaign leads the way for low carbon living.
This incredible city has built solar into every aspect of its fabric and commerce, whilst developing a huge solar manufacturing base. Dundee has developed strong links to Dezhou following a signing of understanding between the two solar cities.
Daegu, South Korea
Site of the first Solar Cities Conference
The Indian Government announced that they will support the development of 48 Solar Cities in 2012.
Other international links