ASES Technical Divisions

ASES Technical Divisions:
Photovoltaics Division
Solar Buildings Division
Solar Thermal Division
Grid Modernization and Storage Division
Energy Economics Division
Sustainability Division
Policy Division
Resource Applications Division

 

Membership in any division is open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members with similar interests to network and exchange information. 

Our SOLAR 20/20 conference reflected the sure-footed work of American Solar Energy Society’s Technical Divisions’ Technical Review Committee. On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Divisions met online for the annual Technical Divisions Caucus.
 
In August 2020 we hosted elections for ASES Technical Division Leadership. Please help us welcome our new leadership!
 
For more details, see our ASES Technical Divisions Handbook.

Divisions (Acting) Chair: Nir Krakauer
Email: technicaldivisions@ases.org

Division Activities

Each division decides its own activities based on member leadership. Suggested: Webinars with continuing education credits, forums, panels, papers, articles in Solar Today and Solar @ Work, monthly conference calls, developing the Division track at the National Solar Conference, paper submission review for the conference (Technical Review Committee), Annual Meeting of Divisions and online forums. ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members have access to post on the online forums. All others are welcome to read forums but cannot post. 
 
NEW Divisions have been added and we heartily request your interest and suggestion for more new divisions. (ie; Solar Charged EVs, Solar Race Cars, Solar Desalination.)

 

Current ASES Divisions

Photovoltaics Division

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student and Life members – Join ASES)

Chair: John Burke dadsolar@yahoo.com 

Vice Chair: Abdelnaser H. Dwaikat a.dwaikat@outlook.com

Secretary/Treasurer: Akinwonmi Remi aremi@ases.org

Includes direct energy conversion of the sun’s rays to electricity including photovoltaic (PV) energy technology, concentrating photovoltaic (CPV), and photovoltaic thermal technology (PV/T) that captures heat off the backside of PV, cooling them, thus making more electricity.

 

Solar Buildings Division

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members – Join ASES)

Chair: Julian Wang jqw5965@psu.edu

Vice Chair: Debbie Rucker Coleman debbie@sunplans.com

Includes passive solar heating and cooling, daylighting, Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), site design, building design tools and case studies.

 

Solar Thermal Division

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members – Join ASES)

Chair: Henry Vandermark hkv@solarwave.com

Concerned with methods and processes which utilize solar flux for heat-driven applications. Includes solar ponds, desalination of water, agricultural drying, process heat for industry, photo-enhanced processes (hazardous waste treatment), high temperature solar enhanced processes (water decomposition to form hydrogen), materials processing (high tensile strength fiber production by chemical vapor deposition), solar pumped laser, district heating and cooling, and solar cookers.

 

Grid Modernization and Storage Division

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members – Join ASES)

Chair: Nathan Edmunds nedmunds1@hotmail.com

This new ASES Technical Division focuses on the municipal grids, national connections, microgrids, and storage. Grid modernization can deliver energy with more reliability and security, handling variable renewables like wind and solar power. The grid infrastructure must be updated to increase resilience and adapt to the changing sources of energy. It can spread economic opportunities in rural and urban communities through electricity and transportation infrastructure investment and upgrades. This Division encourages research and education in the field, and promotes widespread development and use of renewable energy, with an emphasis on residential-scale applications.

 

Energy Economics Division

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members – Join ASES)

Chair: Wyldon Fishman wyldon1@gmail.com

Promotes renewable energy economics and choices that could affect the efficiencies of the energy markets. Of particular focus is solar, distributed generation (DG), existing energy sources, demand-side management (DSM), smart grid technologies, and intelligent software to guide the powerful new grid of the future. Reshaping our energy economy to bring free-market principles into energy markets helps to create new jobs and accelerates aggregate demand in our economy.

 

Sustainability Division

 
(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members – Join ASES)

Chair: Paulette Middleton paulette@panoramapathways.net 

Vice Chair: Abdelnaser H. Dwaikat a.dwaikat@outlook.com

Promotes the development, exchange, and use of information on the multiple environmental and societal benefits of renewable energy combined with energy efficiency and conservation.

 
 
Policy Division
 
 
(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members – Join ASES)
 
Chair: Gilbert Michaud michaudg@ohio.edu
 
Provides information on local, state, and federal policy as it relates to solar energy and the renewable energy landscape.

 

Resource Assessment Division

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members – Join ASES)

Chair: Seeking Chair, contact Nir Krakauer if interested technicaldivisions@ases.org.

The development, acquisition, and forecasting of solar radiation resources and dissemination to the end-user.

 
 
(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student, and Life members – Join ASES)
 
Solar Today magazine has archives on the development and history of the renewable energy industry. For more technical content, visit our friends at Home Power magazine (now out of publication) for 30 years of archives of technical renewable energy articles.
 

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