Resource Applications Division

Chair: James Stalker jrstalker@respr.com

Go to the Resource Applications Division Forum (be sure to sign in).

Solar resource applications are relevant to all phases of project site selection and design, project operation (via forecasting), and project evaluation and feedback for refinement.

Category 1 (based on project size):

  1. Small-scale solar projects for residential use: what approaches are used to design, operate, and evaluate projects will be focused in this subdivision, such as sources of solar radiation data, design criteria/methods, etc. Adoption of new technologies while filling gaps in existing technologies will be focused constantly for making small-scale solar projects more efficient and cost-effective..
  2. Large-scale solar projects for commercial use (including community solar gardens): what approaches are used to design, operate, and evaluate projects will be focused in this subdivision.  Adoption of new technologies while filling gaps in existing technologies will be focused constantly for making large-scale solar projects more efficient and cost-effective.

Category 2 (based on type of phase):

  1. Site selection/design phase: The focus for this subdivision is to bring forth all of the current and new ways and technologies used to evaluate project site selection and design.
  2. Project operation phase (via forecasting): The focus for this subdivision is to bring forth all of the current and new ways and technologies used to operate projects efficiently via forecasting.
  3. Project evaluation and feedback: The focus for this subdivision is to bring forth all of the current and new ways and technologies used to evaluate project performance and develop feedback to refine project design and operation more efficiently.

James Stalker, Chair of the Resource Applications Division, wants to hear from interested members to lead any of these subdivisions by working with him closely. The Chair is also looking for someone to join the Division as Vice Chair, who may be tapped to serve as Chair in the future when the Current Chair’s term ends.

Goals

  • Facilitate the transition to a clean-energy society by providing a community platform for sharing information and best practices on measuring and communicating renewable energy resources.
  • Expand the professional and volunteer workforce through educational opportunities and mentoring activities.

Topics

  •  Meteorological and other factors (clouds, air pollution, …) affecting solar, wind, and other renewable energy availability
  •  Site assessment for renewable energy installations
  •  Methods of forecasting renewable energy availability
  •  Development of standardized methodologies and reliability criteria to facilitate renewable energy deployment and market dominance
  •  Communication of science, technology, and policy developments and resources to industry professionals and the general public

How We Communicate with the World

ASES communication channels: Solar@Work e-newsletter, Solar Today magazine, webinars, Division Forum, Annual National Solar Conference contributions

How We Build Our Division Community

    JOIN the Division (for Business, Life, Professional or Student members)

  •     VOLUNTEER as a Division Officer or contributor
  •     RESPOND to “Calls for Action”
  •     MEET with division members and share ideas on Division calls
  •     JOIN Division Meetups at Conferences
  •     CONTRIBUTE to the Division Forum
  •     ATTEND webinars

Upcoming Sustainability Division Opportunities

    ASES SOLAR Conference – Send technical session and presentation ideas during Call for Participation https://ases.org/conference/

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