Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) has been organizing conventions/conferences/seminars for more than three decades at the National/International level during this period the Society has undergone profound changes and has finally grown to take up the challenge of organizing an annual event such as ICOGE-2023 (International Congress on Green Energy) thus establishing India at par with developed nations hosting international events on a regular basis. ICOGE-2023 covers all aspects of new and renewable energy and will focus on Solar Energy in particular thus providing an excellent platform for renewable energy researchers, academics, policymakers, and industrialists in India as well as abroad. This year the ICOGE 2023 is proposed to be held at AISSMS College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), established in 1976 with its Secretariat in New Delhi, is the Indian Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). SESI is a multi-faceted national membership organization. With its long history and extensive technical and scientific expertise provided by its members, the Society is a modern, future-oriented Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). SESI has been serving the needs of the Renewable Energy community and the Society supports its members in the advancement of Renewable Energy Technological, Implementation, and Education. The objectives of SESI are to Advance, Promote, and Propagate the use of Renewable Energy by Encouraging Basic and Applied Research in Renewable Energy.


The All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society (AISSMS) was established in 1917 by the Late H H Shrimant Shri Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj of Kolhapur to promote the noble cause of education. The AISSMS COE, Pune is a co-education Institute established in 1992. The College of Engineering is affiliated with the Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune. AISSMS COE conducts AICTE-approved courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in eight engineering streams and Master of Engineering (ME) in seven Engineering streams and Four Ph.D. programs. AISSMSCOE is Accredited by “A+” Grade by NAAC and was awarded “Best Engineering College” in the Urban region in 2019-20 by SPPU Pune.


As an educational Institute, it becomes our prime responsibility to provide industry-ready and globally employable engineers to strive to positively impact society and create a notable change. Thus, AISSMS College of Engineering, Pune has strived above and beyond to serve society by providing quality education. With philanthropic zeal along with the vision of service to society through quality education AISSM Society sowed the seed of the College of Engineering in 1992Ever since the day of its inception, the college has maintained the integrity of excellence through its relentless teaching-learning approach

Approved by AICTE New Delhi and affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) AISSMS College of Engineering is the first Institute to be accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade in the first cycle and has received the Best Professional College” Award in Urban Category by Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Located in the heart of Pune city the institute holds a sprawling campus of 11 acres with excellent facilities.

Renewables: Growth through Academia-Industry Interface

India is a developing and fast-growing economy and efforts must be made to keep this pace of development to eradicate poverty in the country. As a result, in the past several years our energy needs have been rapidly growing, and need more energy to sustain the growth and bridge the gap in the demand and supply of power. Wider adoption of renewable energy technologies would address the energy security of the country and meet the objectives of augmenting power generation in the country and providing energy to rural areas. RE technologies can change the face of rural India in particular by offering easy-to-use energy solutions within the shortest possible time frame. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India has been encouraging the development and large-scale utilization of various renewable energy sources. Also, the Government of India has recently launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission implementation which is likely to bring about a massive transformation in the way we have been thinking about the use of solar energy till now. It is felt that there is a need to have regular and more intensive interaction between academia and industry for speedier development and deployment of RE technologies in the country.


As before, the Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) makes every possible effort to present the latest happenings and developments on significant fronts concerning Renewable Energy Programme. ICOGE 2023 is also expected to witness high-intensity deliberations on the key issues of Renewable Energy amongst the leading experts of the day, including those responsible for program formulation and implementation.