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.

 Join our solar community today!


Be part of the solution! This election year, we have the opportunity to engage directly with policymakers in D.C.  Check out our incredible lineup of speakers. Learn more and register for SOLAR 2024

Find an ASES PV Installer (or Professional) Near You: Check out our list of ASES Business Members to see if they can help you with your clean energy and sustainable living needs!

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

Check out the scholarship opportunities for students! Learn more about the JEDI Scholarship and apply.

Advertisement opportunities: See the 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.


Save the Date! Our 54th Annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2025, will take place on August 4-6, 2025. Please contact for sponsorship and advertisement opportunities.


National Solar Tour

The ASES National Solar Tour will be held on Oct. 4-6, 2024 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.


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

Meet this Year's Keynote Speakers at ASES Solar 2024

Jigar Shah
Director of DOE Loans
Program Office
Sonya Dunlop
CEO of the Global
Solar Council
Ramez Naam
Climate Tech & Clean Tech
Investor, Speaker, Author
Paul Fenn
Founder & President
LOca Power, LLC
Marry Ellen Barker
Founder & CEO
Solar Land Agent, LLC
Rana Adib
Executive Director
Yueming (Lucy) Qiu
Professor at University of
Maryland, College Park
Tom Weirich
Marketing & Stakeholder
Relations Lead, EDP Renewables
Maria Curry-Nkansah
Senior Research Advisor & Lead
for Energy Materials & Tech., NREL
Paul Pinksy
Director of the Maryland
Energy Administration
Sandra Begay
Principal Member of the
Tech Staff, Sandia Natl' Labs
Colin Silver
Senior VP of Content
& Strategy, SEIA
Neha Rustagi
Analysis & Codes & Standards
Program Manager, DOE
Doug Arent
Executive Director, Strategic
Public Private Partnerships, NREL
Steve Kalland
Executive Director, NC
Clean Energy Tech, Center
Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus
Solar Energy Technologies
Office Director, DOE
Dr. Andrew R. Schwartz
Division Director, Materials
Science & Engineering, DOE
Dr. Cynthia Finley
VP of Workforce Development
& Innovation, IREC

Read the Latest Issue of Solar Today

Public Relations Guide to Newsworthiness

Closing the Communications Gap in Renewable Energy Adoption

AI in Solar Marketing: A Balance Between Tech and Touch

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