ASES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates for:  

100% renewable energy and sustainable living by sharing information, events and resources to cultivate community and power progress.

ASES Vision: A world equitably and sustainably transformed to 100% renewable energy.

ASES Mission: ASES accelerates equitable solar adoption and universal sustainable living by educating and building community.

Through our programs, Solar Today magazine, ASES National Solar Conferences, National Solar Tour, Zero Emissions Network (ZEN), ASES Webinar Series, Tiny Watts, and the ASES Online Community, we engage individuals, businesses and partners to advance these possibilities. We also help host and share current events from our partners and chapters. Join our solar community today!


Claim your solar tax credit! Learn how to receive the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act!

New scholarship opportunities for students! Learn more about the Don Aitken Memorial Scholarship and apply.

Advertisement opportunities: See the 2023-2024 Media and Sponsorship Portfolio and contact

We stand steadfastly with individuals and communities around the world who have experienced discrimination, injustice and unconscious bias.  We actively seek to overcome ALL barriers to global access to clean, affordable, renewable energy. To implement our stated mission of accelerating equitable solar adoption, ASES strives to incorporate the psychological and societal benefits of JEDI concepts.


National Solar Tour

The ASES National Solar Tour will be held on Oct. 6-8, 2023 and is the largest annual grassroots solar, renewable energy, and sustainable living event in the nation. Despite its name, the Tour also features a bevy of sustainable features. Check out the key and map to learn more about this year’s Tour.



SOLAR 2024: Connecting Technology and Policy will take place on May 20-23, 2024 at George Washington University, Washington, DC. Contact sales for sponsorship and advertisement opportunities.


ASES recognizes the harmful effects of racism, sexism, ageism, and classism including, but not limited to implicit and unconscious bias, on individuals and society. We stand steadfastly with individuals and communities around the world who have been victims of discrimination and injustice. This is especially significant given our stated goal to achieve equitable access and transformation to a global society powered by renewable energy. Please read more about our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) at


Solar Today Magazine

Published for more than 30 years, Solar Today Magazine offers readers fresh insights and information about renewable energy solutions and sustainable living. Explore the magazine!


Check out the newest forum in the ASES Online Community! The new, Ask a Renewable Energy Expert forum is a new place for our ASES members to ask technical, solar, energy efficiency and other sustainable or renewable related questions to our team of renewable energy experts. We hope you enjoy and take advantage of this new and great community partnered with the ASES Technical Divisions. Join or renew your membership for access. For more information, please review the Online Community User Guide.


A new nationwide movement of “tiny watts”–very small applications of solar PV and solar thermal–because even small applications add up in a big way! Learn more

Need a gift for an adventurer? Purchase a HELIO light and a significant portion of the product price will be donated directly to ASES. For a limited time, purchase a HELIO light in the “Red Woods” color and it will be engraved with the ASES logo.


The ASES Webinar series will vary from technical content, to everyday information pertaining to solar and renewable energy, and ASES Programs like content from the National Solar Conference and the National Solar Tour. Register for our upcoming webinars today! Please support the ASES Webinar series by donating to our program.


Our goal at ZEN is to provide the knowledge and the resources to each individual (like you) to help you understand how you can reduce your emissions. Learn more

Read the Latest Issue of Solar Today

Distributed Renewable Energy Boosts Gender Equality in Kenya and Nigeria

What’s Holding Back Solar in Argentina

Why Homeowners Should Use Passive Solar Design

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We offer several membership options for individuals, businesses, and students to meet your desired level of participation.

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We welcome donations of all sizes and types, whether it’s an individual gift, a monthly contribution, or part of a matching gifts program.

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