Call for Abstracts

The World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) is organized since 1992 by the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) to help foster transfer of renewable energy technology from developed countries to developing countries.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Full papers
  • Posters
  • Industry Talks

  • Deadline for abstracts: October 5, 2020 | Deadline for full papers: March 30, 2021 (for publication in Open-Source Journal)

    Topics include:

    1. Photovoltaic Technology
    2. Solar Thermal, Heat Pumps & Geothermal Applications
    3. Sustainable & Low Energy Architecture
    4. Bio-energy, Biofuels & Waste-to-energy
    5. Policy, Finance, Social impact, Education & Sustainability
    6. Energy Meteorology
    7. Wind Energy Technology
    8. Water, Hydropower & Ocean Energy
    9. Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Transport
    10. Renewable System Integration
    11. Energy and Gender
    12. Student Competition in Sustainable Architecture

    Download abstract template here.

    Abstract: Abstract should not be more than one page A4, 300-500 words only, single spacing using Arial font -12. It should contain title, author/s names, full address, email & 4 keywords. Please specify one of the above topics.

    Paper: Single column, single spacing, with tables, figures and photographs within the text. Use number for references. Leave double spacing after each heading or sub-heading. The paper should not exceed 7-pages.

    The top 30 papers will be selected and published in a high-profile international journal in the area of Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability.

    To submit your abstract, send to

    FULL PAPER Layout Instructions

    1. All papers must have an abstract, 4-keywords, conclusion at the end and references. References marked in the text by numbers placed in the text by, [ ]. At the end and under References enlist them 1-, 2- and so on.

    2. Use Font 12 Pt. Arial, Bold for heading and sub-heading with one space between them and the full text.

    3. All pictures, tables and diagrams should be inserted in the text and clearly legible.

    4. After the main Title, Authors names, their addresses and clear Email address.

    5. The full paper template can be downloaded here.

    6. After having your abstract accepted, Paper must be in PDF format and send to:

    7. Full Paper must not exceed 8, A4 pages, Single Column and single spacing.

    Important Dates


    New Abstract Deadline: February 28, 2021


    March 30, 2021 (for publication in Open-Source Journal)
    Abstracts & Papers will not appear in the program & proceedings without pre-registration at the congress


    Journal Submission (Open Source): Instructions will be sent on the 20th January 2021


    Until May 20, 2021


    26-30 July, 2021

    Conference Fees

    EARLY BIRD (until 20 May 2021)

    Participants and authors: €430
    Invited speakers, members of Steering Committee and members of WREN: €330
    Students with official certificate: €170

    AFTER 20 MAY 2021

    Participants and authors: €500
    Invited speakers, members of Steering Committee and members of WREN: €400
    Students with official certificate: €220

    Gala Dinner: €40

    Virtual Participation: €170


    The WREC2020 will take place in the IST Alameda Campus Congress Center, which offers an Auditorium with 300 seats fully equipped with the most modern sound and image technologies and also four congress rooms with variable capacity from 20 to 80 people. For detailed information, see Congress Center IST.
    Due to the new corona virus pandemic, the space capacity will be reduced, following all the recommended safety procedures.

    The Congress Center is located at the Civil building (building 2 in the picture above)


    The venue is located in Lisbon city centre, 5Km away from Lisbon Airport and 10 minutes from the down town city, by subway. It is served by several bus and subway lines which provide an easy access to every point in the city.

    There is a direct subway line (RED LINE) from the Airport to IST (Alameda or Saldanha). It takes about 30 minutes and the ticket costs 15 € (and can be reused) A taxi/Uber trip from the airport to the city center will also take 20 minutes and the cost should be in the range of 10€ to 20€.

    Nevertheless, Lisbon provides a serious of sharing systems as an alternative, such as: car sharing, bike sharing and electric scooter sharing. You may enjoy your ride to the venue driving: Lime, HIVE, VOI, TIER, Bungo, Wind, Ecooltra, DriveNow, Emov or Hertz 24/7 city.


    IST is surrounded by several hotels from different price categories. WREC organizing committee checked some hotels nearby the venue to get special prices for WREC participants.

    WREC Lisbon Hotel

    1. Holliday Inn Lisboa
      Hollyday Inn Lisboa is WREC2020 official hotel and is located just a few meters from the venue where the conference will take place. Download here the booking form to get your discount price.
      Av. de António José de Almeida 28 A, 1000-044 Lisbon - Portugal | Phone: +351 217 936 672 | Email:
      **** Single €80 | Double €97

    Recommended alternative lodging

    For Hotel Reservation, call the person in charge and ask for World Renewable Energy Congress 2020 Code

      Ms Carmen Nora
      Av. 5 de Outubro, 197, 1050-054 Lisbon – Portugal | Phone: +351 210 435 044 | Email:
      *** Single €80 | Double €85
      **** Single €95 | Double €100

      Ms Flora Cardoso
      Av. da Liberdade, 30, 1250-145 Lisboa, Portugal | Phone: +351 213 218 217 | Email:
      **** Double €110

      Ms Maria Eduarda Ramos
      Rua Braamcamp, 10, 1250-050 Lisbon, Portugal | Phone: +351 213 861 317 | Email:
      *** Single €72, Double €80

      Ms Ana Correia
      Groups Dept - Phone: +351 210 330 830 | Email:
      Single €75-83, Double €90-€106

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