Leadership in Solar Policy and Market Transformation Award

Nominations are closed for 2020 ASES awards.

The Leadership in Solar Policy and Market Transformation Award provides an opportunity for ASES to honor achievements that are not specifically scientific or technical, but that are crucial to the widespread adoption of solar and renewable energy technologies necessary for achievement of the Society’s renewable energy goals. The honorees for this award will have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and innovations in solar policy and market transformation, rooted in the social sciences, including Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Politics, Psychology and Sociology or in related practices, such as, organizational management, market research or business-model innovation. The Award will focus on leaders who have impacted solar policy and market transformation the U.S., though they do not necessarily have to be U.S. citizens or to be working exclusively in this country.

Criteria: ASES Award for Leadership in Solar Policy and Market Transformation
Nominees for this Award will have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and milestone innovations in solar policy and market transformation, rooted in the social sciences including Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Politics, Psychology and Sociology or in related practices, such as, organizational management, market research or business-model innovation. They must meet the following additional requirements:

  1. The nominee must have completed significant work in the U.S. or contributed greatly to such work in the U.S.
  2. The emphasis of this Award is upon milestone innovations and impactful leadership, i.e., contributions within institutions (e.g., academics and researchers) or in the field (e.g., policy or business innovators) that set a foundation for further progress toward a sustainable high-renewables transformation of U.S. society and beyond.
  3. Nominees need not be members of the Society, but consideration may be given to those who have participated in ASES activities and networks.
  4. The Award may be conferred to one or more honorees in a given year, as the Awards Committee sees fit.

Multiple nominations for a candidate are welcome. However, we would also encourage letters of support for a nomination without having to submit the entire formal nomination form.  These letters are not required, but they provide a more simple way to support a submitted nomination. These letters of support  can be submitted to awards@ases.org.

Questions? Contact Lawrence Kazmerski at awards@ases.org.

Past Award Winners

2020 Lori Bird

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