Cyprus Technical University
The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is a young, modern and innovative university welcoming its first students in 2007. The university is dedicated to evolving into a modern, pioneering, and globally recognized institute and already gained high positions in three well-known international ranking lists. The university consists of seven faculties and a language centre, with fields of expertise in Economics, Health Science, Tourism, Geotechnical Science and Environmental Management, Engineering, Arts and Media Science. With a focus on applied research, the university aims to carve out a distinctive role in supporting the state and society across all realms of science and technology.
ISES-Cyprus is the national division of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). The primary goal of ISES-Cyprus is to advocate for initiatives aligned with the mission of the International Solar Energy Society. The division consists of nine board members with the current President being Polycarpos Polycarpou. ISES-Cyprus is focused on advancing the science and technologies related to solar energy, and renewable energy sources, and fostering viable, sustainable development. The organization places particular emphasis on addressing the specific interests of the island, with a strategic aim towards achieving 100% renewable energy.
Welcome Message from Conference Chair Prof. Alexandros Charalambides
My name is Alexandros Charalambides, an Associate Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology. I have been working in Limassol over the past 15 years and this vibrant city is the perfect combination of work, nature, and pleasure. You can enjoy a quick swim before the conference, while adventure to the mountains for wine tasting at night. We look forward to hosting Eurosun2024 and showing you the many faces of Cyprus. For those working on forecasting intra-day PV energy output (like myself), Cyprus, an isolated not interconnected power system, also offers a unique research perspective for you to explore.
Welcome Message from ISES-Cyprus President Dr. Polycarpos Polycarpou
I am Dr. Polycarpos Polycarpou, I studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Hannover. I worked at the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus conducting research in renewable energies and their applications in the agricultural sector. For the last 14 years I have been the Vice-Director of the Institute with my main areas of research being the application of solar energy in heating of greenhouses, production of biofuels (pellets for heating, biogas, biodiesel and bioethanol production, drying of agricultural products using solar energy, etc. Since 4 months now I am retired and lately I was elected as President of ISES- Cyprus. As I am doing for the last 40 years, I shall try to further promote the use of solar energy in Cyprus within the framework of the International Solar Energy Society. These aim at the development and application of science and technologies associated with solar energy, the renewable energy sources and the viable, sustainable development especially concerning the interests of Cyprus towards 100% renewable energy.