National Solar Conference

ASES ISES NorCal Solar booth at Intersolar 2015.

For more than four and half decades, ASES has organized and delivered the National Solar Conference. What began as an idea to bring the industry’s brightest together to drive progress and re-imagine the energy economy of the future, continues today as a unique blending of science, business, policy and industry.

While it is now one of many annual conferences in the field, today the National Solar Conference remains unique in its delivery of cutting-edge research, trends and analysis, the likes of which continue to affect the solar energy landscape in the U.S.

Cross paths and affect change

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May 14, 2012, Mark Chalom and Edna Shaviv hold their awards at the World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF). © Dennis Schroeder / NREL

Participants in the National Solar Conference represent a broad base of solar and renewable energy professionals and thought leaders–researchers, architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, installers, manufacturers, businesses, economists, finance professionals and policy makers.

Attendees look to ASES conferences to provide a community for the exchange of ideas, information and business insights and unbiased perspectives on progress toward greater sustainability.  They value the high concentration of thought leaders in an intimately structured setting, and the opportunities to cross paths and affect change. Annually, our conference includes:

  • Technical sessions
  • Forum discussions
  • Plenary panels
  • Workshops
  • Fast-paced switch presentations
  • Public solar displays
  • Various networking events
  • Awards celebration including recognition of women in solar energy
  • Presentation/speaking opportunities (submissions/proposals due early each year)
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May 16, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu at the World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF). © Dennis Schroeder / NREL

ASES conferences have a long track record of tackling tough topics, revealing game-changing breakthroughs, and serving to inspire the very people who inspire us. Together, over the years, we’ve witnessed the remarkable transformation of the solar and renewable energy industry and what these cumulative efforts have made possible.

Back to the future of solar

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