The American Solar Energy Society
(ASES) is dedicated to advancing the U.S. toward a sustainable energy
economy. It is a national section of the International Solar Energy Society
ASES publishes Solar Today magazine, organizes the National Solar Tour, produces the National Solar Energy Conference, and advocates for policies to promote the research, deployment and deployment of renewable energy.
ASES is based in Boulder, Colorado, has regional and state chapters throughout the country. and it is a member of the US national organization Earth Share.
ASES report on renewable energy
Looking forward to 2030, a 2007 report by the American Solar Energy Society
(ASES) examined three scenarios of renewable energy policy development:
- a "business as usual" scenario, with no major policy changes;
- a moderate scenario that includes incremental policy advances; and
- an advanced scenario of aggressive growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
In the "business as usual" scenario, the jobs created by renewable energy increase 190% by 2030, while jobs created by energy efficiency increase by 85%. In the moderate scenario, the jobs created by renewable energy increase nearly seven-fold, while jobs created by energy efficiency more than double. And in the advanced scenario, the jobs created by renewable energy increase 17-fold, while jobs created by energy efficiency quadruple. In the advanced scenario, renewable energy revenues increase to nearly $600 billion, while energy efficiency revenues increase to almost $4 trillion.
The ASES report also stated that in the U.S., 8 million people were employed in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in 2006, and $933 billion in sales were generated, $100 billion in profits, and $150 billion in increased federal, state, and local government tax revenues. The report noted difficulty in defining the energy efficiency industry, but found 196,000 people directly employed by the renewable energy industry, as well as 452,000 indirect jobs created, and revenues of $39.2 billion in 2006.
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
(NESEA) was the organizer of an annual alternative vehicle road rally called the Tour de Sol
from the late-eighties to 2006.
National Solar Tour
More than 5,000 solar homes, businesses, and schools throughout the United States will open their doors to the public in September and October 2008 for the National Solar Tour. The annual event is coordinated by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and sponsored by DOE
's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
. Promoted as the nation's largest grassroots
solar energy event, the ASES National Solar Tour attracted more than 115,000 people to solar buildings in 46 states in 2007, and the event grows bigger every year. In 2008, events are currently scheduled for every state except Idaho, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota .