Awards & Fellows

SOLAR 2019 Annual Awards Banquet

Each year, we honor individuals making significant contributions to ASES as well as general contributions within the field of solar and renewable energy.

Please link to nomination forms by clicking on each award.

The 2020 awards banquet will be at SOLAR 20/20 in June.

ASES confers seven separate awards annually, and regularly names new Fellows.

2019 award winners are listed/pictured below.


Jill Cliburn
John Dunlop

Any member of ASES who has been a member for at least ten consecutive years and has served with distinction in the advancement of solar energy utilization by way of research, education, public service, and/or service to ASES is eligible for nomination to the grade of Fellow of ASES.

2019 Inductees: John Dunlop and Jill Cliburn

Charles Greely Abbot Award

Dr. Charlie Gay

This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to ASES or to the field of solar energy. No geographical limitations are imposed and the winner need not be a member of the society.

2019 Inductee: Dr. Charlie Gay

Leadership in Solar Architecture and Design Award Award

This award honors those in the passive field whose work has set the stage for others to follow. Honorees are those who developed the theories, research efforts, new concepts, and opportunities for later researchers to expand. Their foresight, innovative thinking, and creativity opened the doors for others. No geographical limitations are imposed, nor must nominees be members of the society.

David Panich

2019 Inductee: David Panich, Passive Pioneer ASES Award Winner

Rebecca Vories Award

Doug Shoemaker

This award recognizes special contributions to ASES. It honors those whose volunteer efforts have significantly advanced ASES’s ability to meet our mission.

2019 Inductee: Doug Shoemaker

John and Barbara Yellott Award

The recipient of this award/scholarship must be a graduate student concentrating his or her program in the field of solar energy, and a current member of ASES. The student’s graduate program should emphasize solar and the application must include an explanation of the applicant’s future plans in the field.

Paulo Soares

2019 Inductee: Paulo Henrique Soares

Women in Solar Energy Award

Dr. Gay Canough

The Women in Solar Energy Award honors a woman who has contributed significantly to the acceptance and advancement of women in solar through advocacy, politics, education, social change, business, or technical achievement.

2019 Inductee: Dr. Gay Canough

Hoyt Clarke Hottel Award

The primary requirement for this award is that the recipient has made a significant contribution to technology in any area of the solar energy field. Hottel Award nominees may have been involved in the development of useful analytical models; the discovery, development, or improvement of energy conversion processes; or the widespread implementation of solar energy technology.

This award was not issued in 2019.

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