Press Release

American Solar Energy Society Announces 44th Annual National Solar Conference

SOLAR 2015 – “Expanding Horizons: Shaping the New Energy Economy”

July 28-30, 2015 at the Pennsylvania State University/State College


The American Solar Energy Society (ASES), the nation’s leading association of solar professionals and advocates, and the Pennsylvania State University, are proud to announce ASES’ 44th annual event in America’s longest running solar conference series. This year’s conference will be hosted from July 28-30th at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Under the theme “Expanding Horizons: Shaping the New Energy Economy,” SOLAR 2015 will embrace the story of the past, enrich the communities of today, and reveal the trends of the future.

The conference will include diverse technical sessions, a special emerging professionals networking event, thought provoking short talks, a Women in Solar Energy luncheon, a solar tour and a Solar for Disaster Relief workshop.

Paulette Middleton, an atmospheric scientist who has partnered with ASES for over 15 years on the National Organizing and Technical Review Committee, describes SOLAR2015 “as a unique opportunity for discussing significant advances and making career-long connections.”

Open to all solar enthusiasts, the conference’s sessions will address Renewable Energy Integration, Whole Building Systems and the Solar Community, Smart Systems Integration, the Energy-Water-Food Nexus, and Transformations in Energy Education. Register Now! Early bird registration ends June 15th.

Featured Speakers: Noteworthy speakers at Solar 2015 include John Hanger, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Planning and Policy, former PA Environmental Protection Secretary; Karl Rabago, Executive Director of the Pace Energy & Climate Center and a former US Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary; Dave Renné, president of the International Solar Energy Society; John Perlin, author of Let it Shine and The Golden Thread; and David Wilhelm, a partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Hecate Energy, Campaign Manager for the 1992 U.S. Presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and former chair of the Democratic National Committee.

About ASES: Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates. ASES´ mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy and to advance education, research and policy. Along with the International Solar Energy Society, ASES celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.

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