Upcoming events

    • August 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • August 08, 2018
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder -- Glenn Miller Ballroom Register at



    Registration Now Open! 



    47th National Solar Conference and Summit

    August 5-8, 2018 | Boulder, Colorado



    The American Solar Energy Society heads to the campus of The University of Colorado, Boulder, this August 5-8, 2018, to continue the conversation on maximizing renewable energy and to forge pathways for communities in every state to follow to achieve the renewable energy transformation.



    Program Summary:


    Join Participants from All Disciplines to Democratize the Conversation About What We Need and What We Bring to Achieve the Renewables Transformation


    At this unique Conference and Summit, participants will map three Pathways to Renewables and commit to follow-up actions:

    • Broadening access to renewables to give everyone a choice and a voice;
    • Orchestrating a cleaner electricity grid for energy in buildings, transportation, and other sectors via renewables, energy efficiency and storage;
    • Working toward energy resilience, preparedness and recovery from accelerating climate emergencies.

    Each of these tracks draws upon diverse technical disciplines, educational and political strategies, and home-grown solutions. Each will start with a general session overview from inspiring leaders, followed by a full day of talks that look at each topic from many angles. In keeping with the Summit format, the agenda also provides ample time for participant questions, discussion and the spark of new ideas.


    A poster session will call out these Pathway topics and will reward authors of select posters with a chance to take the microphone in a final panel session.


    A fourth track, Research Pathways, will accommodate "outside the box" thinkers and researchers and will have a more traditional format. In addition, ASES will host a one-day, co-located workshop that will draw out the theme of Broadening Access to Renewables, by focusing on case studies and local solar project replication from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar in Your Community Challenge.


    ASES will again publish proceedings in cooperation with the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). In addition, a special report, Pathways to Renewables, will document this Summit. ASES is working with media partners to keep the conversation going.


    The official Call for Participants has been extended to close on April 13.  (Now Closed)

    See the website,, for more details. Stay tuned for updates on ASES Solar Awards, Women in Solar Luncheon and other events, including a co-located workshop for participants in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar in Your Community Challenge.


    The main conference will be held at the  Glenn Miller Ballroom. Questions? Contact See you there!


    Want a glimpse of what it is all about? Check out presentations and proceedings from last year's conference.


    Join the conversation at ASES SOLAR 2018!

    See you in Boulder,



    Carly Rixham, ASES Executive Director

    Jill Cliburn, ASES Conference and Summit Content Chair

    Carly Cipolla, ASES SOLAR 2018 National Organizing Committee

    Elaine Hebert, ASES SOLAR 2018 National Organizing Committee

    Paulette Middleton, ASES SOLAR 2018 National Organizing Committee

    Lucas Dixon, ASES Chair, ASES SOLAR 2018 National Organizing Committee




    About ASES


    Established in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports widespread progress and education in support of sustainable living and 100% renewable energy. ASES is the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the networking center for 34 state, local and student chapters. As such, ASES is uniquely positioned to facilitate a broad-based transition to a thriving renewable energy society.





    Solar 2018 will kick-off with an Opening Reception on Sunday evening, August 5th, 2018, followed by three days of thought-provoking speakers, panels and poster presentations, August 6th-8th.  


    Plus, there will also be an Awards Banquet, empowering Workshops, tours and other special events during that week.


    Apply today to present at one of the greatest annual solar conferences on Planet Earth!   


    And if you'd like to volunteer at the conference, please contact ASES directly. 


    Be sure to subscribe to MASES's newsletter to receive important updates.


    • October 06, 2018
    • October 07, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • DC Metro Area, Virginia, Maryland
        Plan ahead for the 2018 Metro DC Solar Tour!  

        Join us for a weekend of fun & learning:-
        Saturday & Sunday, October 6th & 7th, 2018   

    11am to 5pm


    Local and National Tours include:
    1.  The 28th Annual Metro DC Solar & Green Home Tour    
    The tour is FREE.  All you need is a copy of the solar tour guide & map, which will serve as your family's ticket to all homes.
    To get your copy of the Guide with Map, you can:
    Download a FREE electronic copy of the Guide w/ Map. 
    Purchaseprofessionally printed copy at select retailers in the Metro DC area for $10 while supplies last.  (Visit for locations).  
    Register Online and well send you a copy of the Guide by first-class mail in September (Guide is FREE for Members, $10 for Non-members.)   
    For more information on this year's tours, as well as where to buy a brochure, visit 
    2.  Find other tours at  

    For information about other tours around the U.S., visit
    Bring your family and friends and make a day of it!
    The local solar tours are co-organized by the Mid Atlantic Solar Energy Society, a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, and folks from the local Sierra Club chapter.  All organizations are 501(c)(3) educational non-profits, and donations are most welcome.

Past events

January 21, 2018 100% Renewables for the Mid Atlantic Region + MASES Annual Meeting
October 07, 2017 2017 Metro DC Solar Tour: (DC / MD / VA)
October 01, 2016 2016 Metro DC Solar Tour: (DC / MD / VA)
July 10, 2016 SOLAR 2016 -- ASES National Solar Conference
June 25, 2016 Help DC, MD & VA Achieve 100% Renewables at MASES Annual Meeting
April 16, 2016 2016 P3 Competition / National Sustainable Design Expo -- FREE
April 16, 2016 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival -- FREE
July 27, 2015 SOLAR 2015 -- ASES National Solar Conference
May 23, 2015 Going Solar in 2015 (Part 2) + MASES Spring Meeting
April 11, 2015 National Sustainable Design Expo / P3 Competition
January 03, 2015 Going Solar in 2015 + MASES Annual Meeting
October 04, 2014 2014 Metro DC Solar Tour: (DC / MD / VA)
July 06, 2014 SOLAR 2014 -- ASES National Solar Conference
April 26, 2014 National Sustainable Design Expo / P3 Competition
November 03, 2013 ISES Solar World Congress 2013
October 05, 2013 Solar Tour: Metro DC / Maryland / Virginia
October 01, 2013 Project Digitize Campaign
September 21, 2013 DC Green Festival (Visit MASES as Booth #540)
April 21, 2013 Green Living Expo and Earth Week Community Fair
April 20, 2013 SolarFest 2013
April 16, 2013 SOLAR 2013 -- ASES National Solar Conference
October 06, 2012 National Solar Tour
September 17, 2012 Maryland Clean Energy Summit 2012
May 13, 2012 2012 World Renewable Energy Forum & ASES National Solar Conference
February 13, 2012 DC SUN: A Collection of Solar Cooperative Neighborhoods
December 04, 2011 Open House at Solar Home in Olney
September 23, 2011 Solar Decathlon

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