SOLAR 2021 Call for Participation February 15th Deadline & Opening of ASES Award

50th Annual National Solar Conference


The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has extended the deadline for submissions to the Call for Participation for their 50th Annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future, until February 15, 2021. SOLAR 2021 will take place August 3-6, 2021 in the city of Boulder, CO and online. Submissions are being accepted for ten minute oral presentations, five minute ~switch presentations, or posters. Submissions should be research and development focused.

Submit presentation abstracts in these tracks:
  • Modeling and Scaling (Renewables at Scale, Grid Integration, Clean Energy Economics)
  • Solar Advancements (Bifacial, Solar Thermal, Low Cost Manufacturing)
  • Sustainability (Transportation, Electrifying Everything, PV Recycling)
  • Policy, Education and Finance (New Tech Adoption, K-12 Activities, Clean Energy Financing)
  • Other Renewable Energy (Wind, Geothermal, Wave)
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Renewable Energy (Community Solar, Solar on Native Lands, Teaching Environmental Justice)

ASES has also opened up nominations for their annual awards and new fellows. Each year at the National Solar Conference, ASES inducts new fellows and presents awards in various categories to honor outstanding research and advances in technology, policy, education, industry, as well as honoring student and volunteer leaders, all nominated by ASES members.

ASES is now accepting nominations for fellows and for the following awards to be presented at SOLAR 2021 in August:
  • ASES Fellows – Its members who have served with distinction in the advancement of solar energy utilization by way of research, education, public service, and/or service to ASES.
  • Charles Greeley Abbot Award – Outstanding contributions to the advancement of solar energy through research and development (R&D).
  • Hoyt Clarke Hottel Award – Significant contribution(s) to the commercialization of a specific solar energy application, or a tool or tools that enable successful solar energy applications.
  • Leadership in Solar Architecture and Design Award – Outstanding contributions related to the use of solar, low-energy and sustainable building design strategies.
  • Rebecca Vories Award – Outstanding ASES volunteer who has significantly advanced ASES’ ability to meet its mission.
  • John & Barbara Yellott Award – Graduate student with recognized accomplishments concentrating on solar energy in an institution of higher learning.
  • Women in Solar Energy Award – Outstanding woman for significant and long-time contributions in solar energy.
  • Leadership in Solar Policy and Market Transformation – Demonstration of extraordinary leadership and innovations in solar policy and market transformation crucial to the widespread adoption of solar and renewable energy and the ASES mission.

More detailed descriptions of each award can be found on the ASES Awards Web page. Nominations should be submitted through the ASES Web site. NOTE THAT THE PROCEDURES, NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS, CRITERIA, AND AWARD ELIGIBILITIES ARE CHANGED FOR THE 2021 AWARDS. All nominations now require a nomination form submission and two letters of support. Self-nominations are no longer allowed. All nominations must be made by a current ASES Member and submitted, including the completed (online) form, and seconding letters, no later than April 15, 2021.

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