Leadership in Solar Policy and Market Transformation Award

Background of Award

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, in keeping with the Society’s vision. 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 may not be working exclusively in this country.

Nomination Information

Criteria: ASES Award for Leadership in Solar Policy and Market Transformation
Nominees 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. 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 within the U.S. and beyond.
  3. Membership and participation in the Society will be considered in the evaluation of nominees. 
  4. The Award may be conferred to one or more honorees in a given year, as the Awards Committee sees fit.
  5. The nomination form must be submitted by a current ASES member.

Multiple nominations for a candidate are welcome. We also encourage consolidation among nominators and submission of one form, along with submission of two or more letters of supportLetters of support and other supporting material should be submitted to awards@ases.org by May 15, 2021.

Nominations for each candidate shall be submitted electronically on the Nominating Form provided below.

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

Past Award Winners

2020 Lori Bird

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