Our Legacy

ases_partyThe American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is an association of solar professionals, advocates and enthusiasts based in the United States, and open to all.

Founded in 1954, ASES is dedicated to inspiring an era of energy innovation and speeding the transition toward a sustainable energy economy. ASES is involved in many endeavors that promote solar and renewable technologies.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, ASES is the American affiliate of the International Solar Energy Society.

Solar and Renewable Energy Publisher

ASES is a publisher of solar and energy efficient research as well as hosts an annual conference to bring the scientific community together.  Along with presenting papers, hosting workshops, and an expo of manufacturers, we recognize and honor those who have worked tirelessly to advance renewable energy.

Cover of Solar Today Magazine, Published by ASESASES has published SOLAR TODAY magazine for over 26 years.  It is recognized as one of the leading voices in solar and renewable research, as well as architectural and solar electric advances.

ASES has a storehouse of scientific publications and research papers that has spanned 60 years.

Report on Tackling Climate ChangeOver the years, the American Solar Energy Society has also published the groundbreaking studies:

  • The Green-Collar Jobs report which showed that renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors generate more than 9 million jobs and $1 trillion in annual revenue in the U.S.
  • Tackling Climate Change in the U.S., demonstrated how renewable energy and energy efficiency can provide the carbon emissions reductions needed to mitigate climate change.

We are working to make them available online.  As they become available, we’ll link to them from this site.

solar2014logoNational Solar Conference

This year’s 43rd Annual National Solar Conference will be held along with Intersolar North America and will also feature the 39th Annual Passive Solar Conference and the second meeting of Young & Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy.

Access a page to purchase the Proceedings from past conferences 2008 – 2012.  To view previous conferences, click the links below.

World Renewable Energy Forum

The National Solar Tour

solartour_logo_smASES organizes the annual National Solar Home Tour, going on its 19th year.
Solar Home TourIt offers the opportunity to informally tour innovative green homes and buildings, and see how solar energy can be used efficiently.



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