About ASES

Established in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates for sustainable living and 100% renewable energy. We share information, events and resources to cultivate community and power progress in the U.S. and beyond.  As the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), we work with individuals and groups around the world to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy and sustainable living society.

Our vision: Lead the transformation to 100% renewable energy and sustainable living for all life on earth.

The power of community

ASES is unique in its integrated perspectives of science, industry, policy and citizens. Together, these valuable viewpoints represent the sum of possibility that has delivered solar and renewable energy to the respected space it now occupies in the energy landscape. We remain committed to this community for the promise it holds for the future.

We believe knowledge and community are a powerful combination for change. Through trusted, well-researched content and comprehensive, thoughtful perspectives, we continue to nurture a transition to a more sustainable world. Through signature publications such as Solar Today magazine and annual events like the National Solar Tour and National Solar Conference, we engage individuals, businesses and partnering groups to advance the possibilities of sustainability and renewable energy in the U.S. ASES fosters an informed, inclusive society by presenting technical data and academic research in highly relatable, engaging formats to the greater community.

We connect the community of renewable energy and sustainable living companies to ASES readers, members and attendees through:

  • ASES Membership
  • Solar Today¬†magazine
  • Solar@Work newsletter
  • National Solar Conference
  • National Solar Tour
  • Emerging Professionals opportunities
  • Solar Citizen – Tiny Watts project
  • Expertise, white papers, professional recognition, and resources
  • Advertising, sponsorships, partnerships, and networking

We connect the solar and renewable energy communities through:

  • Regional chapters in 41 states and the District of Columbia
  • 9 student chapters at colleges across the country
  • 7 technical divisions with student and professional members

ASES is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the American section of the International Solar Energy Society.

Membership has its rewards

ASES is a membership-based organization which makes our activity and impact in the world possible. It supports the growth of the organization and the community we support.

Our members receive complimentary copies of the award-winning, quarterly Solar Today magazine and discounted access to events such as the annual National Solar Conference. Various levels of membership also include access to experts through ASES Technical Divisions, recognition in Solar Today magazine and at the National Solar Conference, and official use of the ASES logo for websites or brochures.