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 27 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.

National Solar Conference

This year’s 44th Annual National Solar Conference

The Solar 2015 event at PSU is an opportunity to explore a new approach to all of our ASES events, while embracing our storied past: a reinvented gathering that is immensely rewarding to the people who participate, unexpectedly entertaining, and profoundly inspiring to the next generation!
Created by solar enthusiasts and professionals, for solar enthusiasts and professionals, Solar 2015 will present:

  • Sessions for discussing pre-publication research at the forefront of your field
  • Forums for engaging in conversations and intimate exchanges on the next significant things.
  • Informal communities of experts
  • Great opportunities to network with your peers and meet thought leaders from the industry

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 Tour, going on its 20th 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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