Transforming the Energy Landscape for All

52nd Annual National Solar Conference 
August 8-11, 2023 | University of Colorado Boulder
See the Press Release | Register Today! 

The full SOLAR 2023 speaker lineup is live on our online conference platform! You can check out all the speakers who will be presenting at the conference on the Whova Speaker Webpage.

ASES Executive Director, Carly Rixham Welcomes All to Boulder for SOLAR 2023


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 initiative that a world equitably transformed to 100% renewable energy is an urgent necessity. Through the ASES National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2023 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 2023: Transforming the Energy Landscape for All will promote the 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.

Over the last 51 years, over 15,000 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
  • Policy Makers
  • Researchers
  • Manufacturers
  • Solar Enthusiasts
  • Students

1 – Flatirons
Visit the Flatirons – Hike, Rock Climb, or Picnic at the Iconic Sandstone Formations part of Boulder’s Foothills.
See The Insider’s Guide to the Flatirons

2 – Pearl Street
Stroll Pearl Street & Shop at the Historic Pearl Street Mall.
See The Insider’s Guide to Pearl Street

3 – Dining
Get a Taste of Boulder’s Food and Beverage Scene.
See Guide to Food & Drinks | Boulder, CO

4 – Nightlife
From lively bars, craft breweries, inventive distilleries, and quaint wineries there is something for everyone!
See Boulder Nightlife | Entertainment, Bars & Breweries

5 – Outdoor Adventures
There is endless fun to be had outdoors in Boulder for beginners, experts, and everyone in between!
See Boulder Recreation and Outdoor Activities

6 – Coffee Crawl
With over 46 Coffee Shops in Boulder, your adventures here are sure to be properly fueled.
See Coffee Shops in Boulder

7 – Tours & Experiences
Experience an entirely new side of Boulder by accompanying local guides on tours by bike, air, foot, or on water. Health & Wellness Tours, Science Tours, Farm Tours, Art & History Tours, and Personalized & Custom Tours are among the many opportunities available to you.
See Book Guided Experiences, Tours & Activities in Boulder, CO

8 – Boulder Farmers Market
Local vendors offering produce, plants, crafts & eats every Saturday, April through November.
See Boulder Markets & Events

9 – Live Music
The music scene in Boulder comes alive in the summer – with live music playing nearly every day of the week.
See Live Music in Boulder | Concerts, Music Venues & Festivals

10 – Attend SOLAR 2023!
Visit Boulder August 8-11 for the ASES 52nd Annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2023!
Register to Attend SOLAR 2023

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for SOLAR 2023. Make your mark and get in front of your audience early and often. Visit for details and contact to sponsor.

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The ASES Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows to assure consistency and is applicable to the annual ASES National Solar Conference.

  • Conference registration canceled by emailing before June 1, 2023, is refundable but subject to a $50 administrative fee.
  • Conference registration canceled by emailing before July 15, 2023, is 50% refundable and subject to a $50 administrative fee.
  • Registrants canceling on or after July 16, 2023, will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual; the invoice for the new registration will be revised to reflect the new registrant’s membership status.
  • In the event ASES must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, ASES will refund the cost of registration.

Health and Safety Agreement – Participation in the conference requires that you take a COVID test no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival with the understanding that a positive result will cancel your registration. If the test result is positive, registrants must notify the ASES staff in writing within 24 hours and registration fees will be returned. Also, by attending, you assume all risk related to exposure to COVID and other communicable diseases. ASES will not be held liable for illness. You agree to take all the necessary precautions while at the event including appropriate social distancing and following CDC guidelines regarding masks. You also agree that if you feel ill or have been recently exposed to COVID, you will not attend the conference. If you should become ill at the event, ASES will provide an antigen test on-site. 

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