ASES SOLAR 2019  
48th National Solar Conference  
August 5-9, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN

Registration Now Open at https://ases.site-ym.com/event/SOLAR2019

The American Solar Energy Society believes that supplying 100% of America’s electricity with renewable energy is not only possible but urgently necessary.


ASES represents the scientists, educators, and activists who can provide renewable energy technologies and solutions for climate action in the United States that will have an impact within the next five years.
Many strategies will be necessary to take immediate climate action:

  • Electricity supply (residential, commercial, industrial, utility-Scale solar; on land wind power; offshore wind power)
  • Transmission (including a national HVDC grid)
  • Electrifying the economy (transportation, homes, businesses, buildings)
  • Policies (international, national, state, intra-state, city)
  • Public support (social media; popular press, education)
  • Personal actions (renewable energy opportunities Energy efficiency, electric vehicles)


All focused on taking meaningful action within the next five years,

There will be presentations for both the need for, and examples of, aggressive actions to address the climate crisis from the perspectives of:

  • International actions (Dr. Dave Renne, ISES)
  • National actions (Dr. Jonathan Foley, Project Drawdown)
  • State actions (Larry Shirley, IREC)
  • City actions (Kim Havey, City of Minneapolis)
  • Exploding demand for clean electricity (Kevin O’Rourke, Wind Solar Alliance)
  • Transporting new clean electricity to load centers (Dr. James McCalley, Iowa State University, Organization of MISO States)
  • Renewable Energy business opportunities (Gregg Mast, Clean Energy Economy)
  • What success will look like (J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy, introduced by Michael Noble, Executive Director of Fresh Energy)

Beyond the sessions, the conference will hold many networking events such as the Emerging Professionals Meet-up, ASES Awards Banquet, and Women in Solar Energy Luncheon. The Emerging Young Professionals Forum is intended to provide networking, mentoring, education and career growth opportunities and is open to industry professionals, recent graduates, and even students.


The conference is also offering many sight-seeing opportunities to tour Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. This includes the Minnehaha Creek Bike Ride, Mississippi Queen River Cruise, and an Electric Bus Tour of Solar Powered Breweries.The conference is also offering many sight-seeing opportunities to tour Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. This includes the Minnehaha Creek Bike Ride, Mississippi Queen River Cruise, and an Electric Bus Tour of Solar Powered Breweries.