Call for Participation

SOLAR 2022: Energy Transition with Economic Justice Call for Participation is OPEN

51st Annual National Solar Conference
June 21-24 | Albuquerque, NM | University of New Mexico

ASES invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the next National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2022: Energy Transition with Economic Justice, taking place June 21-24 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. 

Submission Details

We offer a variety of presentation options (see below) for you to share your research, programs, operations, personal actions, visions, etc. These include regular session oral presentations (10-12 minutes), ~switch 5-minute rapid presentations, posters (2-3 minute oral presentation), an interactive outdoor display or a hands-on workshop idea. The track category is the heading(s) under which your abstract will be reviewed and later accepted or rejected by the SOLAR 2022 Technical Review Committee (TRC). Please fill in all required information and submit your proposal using the online form no later than November 15, 2021.

Track 1: Energy Transformation
  • Rooftop Solar 
  • Utility-Scale Solar
  • Community Solar
  • Agrivoltaics
  • How to Create a Global Just Transition
  • Access to Clean Air, Water and Soil
Track 2: Economic Justice
  • Value of Decarbonization
  • Economic Perspectives
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Economics of Investing in Solar
  • Community and Nonprofit Involvement
  • Clean Energy Financing – Green Bank Strategies, Green Bonds
Track 3: Energy Policy
  • Net Metering and Tariffs Policies
  • Does Your Town Have an Energy Plan?
  • Climate Agreements and Energy Legislation
  • Landlords, Renters, Multifamily and Affordable Housing
  • Alternative Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)/ Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)
  • Other Energy Policy
Track 4: Grid Integration and PV Advances
  • Smart/Net Meters
  • Wind, Solar and Battery
  • Battery Storage
  • Electrifying Everything
  • Bifacial Solar Cells
  • Perovskites and Tandems
  • Organic Photovoltaics
  • Low Cost Manufacturing
  • Resource Assessment
  • Life Cycle of Solar/PV Recycling
Track 5: Buildings Innovations
  • Passive Solar Homes
  • Solar Thermal
  • Heat Pumps
  • Sustainable Building Practices 
  • Net Zero Buildings
  • National Solar Tour Highlights
Track 6: Clean Transportation
  • Air and Sea Travel
  • Lifecycle of EVs and Batteries
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Charging Stations/Solar Chargers
  • Electric Vehicles (EV) – Affordability, Adoption, etc.
  • Access to and Development of Transportation Infrastructure
Track 7: Education
  • Supporting Young Professionals
  • Solar Education in School for K-12
  • PV Technologies for all Grade Levels
  • Access to Solar for all Socio-Economic Levels
  • Retraining Workforces and Compensation – Coal Town to Solar Town
  • Education for Solar-Adjacent Professions (Real Estate, Lawyers, Lenders, etc.)
  Submit your proposal by November 15, 2021.  



Frequently Asked Questions to Help With Your Abstract Submission

Is the 2022 National Solar Conference structured the same as in the past?

This Conference this year will offer 2.5 days of presentations, posters and dialog, in addition to 1.5 days of ASES pre- and post-conference events, tours, and meetings. The main event runs Tuesday morning, June 21, through Friday afternoon, June 24. ASES favorites, like the annual Awards Banquet, Women in Solar Energy, and Emerging Professionals forums are on the main agenda, as well as the Spirit and Sustainability and Industry Roundtable discussions.

What about accommodations?

This year’s conference will be in Albuquerque, NM. We will provide a Visitor’s Guide to the area with recommended lodging and other accommodations soon.

Is the abstract submission process easier than in the past?

Yes. We think it is. We ask that you prepare to tell us, briefly, how and why your presentation will add value to this Conference. We expect more competition for speaking slots than in the past, but we want to be sure the best contributions make the cut. This includes reaching out to new contributors, adding diversity to these important discussions. Please do not be dismayed if you are selected for a shorter presentation than in the past. This year’s agenda will include many short, sharp presentations, followed by more discussion time. This innovation is in direct response to past attendee’s requests.

How can I be recognized for my effort to prepare and attend?

All participants have the option to submit a formal paper to our Conference Proceedings. These will be published in coordination with the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). We fully intend for this Conference to make a difference, clarifying and amplifying a national conversation about achieving the renewable energy transformation. In addition, we remind all ASES members to nominate solar professionals, volunteers and students for our annual Awards program. See for more information.

Will there be guidelines for poster presenters?

Yes. In order to help poster presenters to connect effectively with the audience, we will be issuing guideline/suggestions for them once accepted.

When will the review be completed?

ASES intends to complete the review by late January 2022.

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