SOLAR 2024: Connecting Technology & Policy

May 20-23, 2024
George Washington University | Washington, D.C.
ASES 53rd Annual National Solar Conference

  1. Why Attend SOLAR 2024?
  2. Who Attends?
  3. Plenary Speaker Spotlights
  4. Message from the Conference Chair, Scott Sklar
  5. Sponsorship Opportunities
  6. Speaker Opportunities: Conference Proceedings
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Why Attend SOLAR 2024?
The National Solar Conference is America’s leading conference on the emerging trends, technology, and opportunities shaping the new energy economy. The American Solar Energy Society’s cutting-edge conference series introduces attendees to the leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs moving the industry forward. With the solar energy and energy efficiency sectors changing at an unprecedented pace, this conference helps participants understand the changes and uncover the billion-dollar opportunities. ASES supports the global energy transformation and believes a world equitably transformed to 100% renewable energy is an urgent necessity.

Through the ASES national solar conference, “SOLAR 2024: Connecting Technology & Policy,” we will elevate public, institutional, and governmental awareness of the critical role solar energy is playing in the global energy landscape. We must ensure that access to and the benefits from clean energy will be enjoyed by all communities, especially those that have been denied those benefits in the past. SOLAR 2024 will promote ASES’ overall goal to “accelerate equitable solar adoption and universal sustainable living by educating and building community.” The conference will focus on research models, examples, and tools for negotiating the challenges to advancing renewables by following justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) principles.

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Who Attends? 
Over the last 52 years, thousands of professionals from public-, private-, and industrial-sector organizations have attended the ASES national solar conferences. Attendees include educators, contractors, developers, architects, engineers, installers, consultants, homeowners, policymakers, researchers, manufacturers, students, and solar enthusiasts.

Plenary Speaker Spotlights 

Additional speakers include:

Jigar Shah, Director at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office
Rana Adib, Executive Director at REN21
Sandra Begay, Research at Indian Energy Lead at Sandia National Labs
Mark Christie, Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy

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Sponsorship opportunities
Sponsorships and exhibit booths are now available for SOLAR 2024. Make your mark and get in front of your audience early and often. Visit for details and contact to sponsor.

Speaker Opportunities:
All SOLAR 2024 speakers have the opportunity to publish their work as an article or extended abstract in the SOLAR 2024 proceedings. The deadline to submit your draft paper (750 to 3,000 words) for the conference proceedings is June 7. We encourage you to contribute to our proceedings and help ASES advance solar research and scholarship!

We will be publishing the proceedings through The proceedings will be available for free (open access) electronically and will be marketed to libraries and bookstores. All of the papers will be assigned DOIs. For peer review, we use a double-blind process for reviewing papers in which the reviewers and authors do not know one another’s names. Reviewers indicate that they accept a paper, reject it, or would consider it with revisions.

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