Message from the CHAIRMAN

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SET2021 Chair (United Kingdom)

On behalf of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET), I am looking forward to welcoming you to Istanbul for the SET2021 Conference. Previous SET conferences were held in Portugal (Porto 2002), China (Chongqing, 2003), United Kingdom (Nottingham, 2004), China (Jinan, 2005), Italy (Vicenza, 2006), Chile (Santiago, 2007), South Korea (Seoul, 2008), Germany (Aachen, 2009), China (Shanghai, 2010), Turkey (Istanbul, 2011), Canada (Vancouver, 2012) , China (Hong Kong, 2013) , Switzerland (Geneva, 2014), United Kingdom (Nottingham, 2015), Singapore (2016), Italy (Bologna, 2017), China (Wuhan, 2018), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, 2019).

The conference is organized by Sunum Engineering, Education and Tourism, and the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET).

SET is a multidisciplinary international conference on the sustainable energy sources and technologies, and will provide a forum for the exchange of latest technical information, the dissemination of the high-quality research results on the issues, the presentation of the new developments in the area of sustainable energy, and the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities for better environment, sustainable development and energy security.

This year’s conference includes a wide range of topics on sustainable technologies including energy, buildings, transport, and industry. We shall have lectures given by eminent keynote speakers and technical sessions focusing on important research topics related to sustainable technologies and eco-buildings

As you no doubt realize, climate-change threatens the water and food security of billions of people around the world. Wider application of sustainable technologies/eco-buildings is vital to achieving a sustainable economy, improved quality of life and protection of the environment.

I hope that you find the event informative and enjoyable.

Prof. Dr. Saffa RIFFAT
Chair of SET2021 Conference
Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences
President of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies
University of Nottingham

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SET2020 Local Chair (Turkey)

On behalf of my university, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Istanbul for the SET2021 Conference.

Example declaration: Along with the development of technology, industrialization and rapid population growth have increased the energy demand. The awareness of the energy crisis has led researchers to search for new solutions and use new technologies in this area. Renewable energy has an extremely important place in energy requirement of the countries with domestic resources, reducing the external dependency, diversifying the resources and ensuring sustainable energy usage and minimizing the damages to the environment as a result of energy consumption. Today, around 20 percent of the world’s consumed energy is supply from renewable sources. Despite the high level of dependence on fossil fuels in the current situation, the use of renewable energy has been increasing steadily over the years. The conventional energy sources that already supply most of the energy demand. However, it is estimated that fossil fuels, especially petroleum, will be consumed in the next 200-300 years. In order to be able to produce solutions for this situation, it is necessary to carry out many research/development and production/development projects related to both conventional energy sources and alternative energy sources.

I welcome you to Turkey and hope that you will enjoy the Turkish hospitality!

Prof. Dr. Zafer UTLU
Member of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies
Local Chair of SET2021 Conference
Halic University

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