About ASES

Our vision: A world equitably transformed to 100% renewable energy.

Established in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates for sustainable living and 100% renewable energy. We share information, events and resources to cultivate community and power progress in the U.S. and beyond.  As the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), we work with individuals and groups around the world to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy and sustainable living society.

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

The Power of Community

ASES is unique in its integrated perspectives of science, industry, policy and citizens. Together, these valuable viewpoints represent the sum of possibility that has delivered solar and renewable energy to the respected space it now occupies in the energy landscape. We remain committed to this community for the promise it holds for the future.

We believe knowledge and community are a powerful combination for change. Through trusted, well-researched content and comprehensive, thoughtful perspectives, we continue to nurture a transition to a more sustainable world. Through signature publications such as Solar Today magazine and annual events like the National Solar Tour and National Solar Conference, we engage individuals, businesses and partnering groups to advance the possibilities of sustainability and renewable energy in the U.S. ASES fosters an informed, inclusive society by presenting technical data and academic research in highly relatable, engaging formats to the greater community. Join the discussion in the ASES Online Community!

We connect the community of renewable energy and sustainable living companies to ASES readers, members and attendees through:

  • ASES Membership
  • Solar Today magazine
  • Solar@Work newsletter
  • Webinar Series
  • National Solar Conference
  • National Solar Tour
  • Zero Emissions Network (ZEN)
  • Emerging Professionals opportunities
  • Solar Citizen – Tiny Watts project
  • Partnership with the Clean Energy Credit Union
  • Expertise, white papers, professional recognition, and resources
  • Advertising, sponsorships, partnerships, and networking

We connect the solar and renewable energy communities through:

  • Regional chapters in 41 states and the District of Columbia
  • 5 student chapters at colleges across the country
  • 7 technical divisions with student and professional members

ASES is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the American section of the International Solar Energy Society.

Membership has its Rewards

ASES is a membership-based organization which makes our activity and impact in the world possible. It supports the growth of the organization and the community we support.

Our members receive complimentary copies of the award-winning, quarterly Solar Today magazine, access to the Clean Energy Credit Union, and discounted access to events such as the annual National Solar Conference. Various levels of membership also include access to experts through ASES Technical Divisions, recognition in Solar Today magazine and at the National Solar Conference, and official use of the ASES logo for websites or brochures.

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