SOLAR 20/20: Renewable Energy Vision Goes Virtual

PVTIME – The American Solar Energy Society
(ASES) SOLAR 20/20 National Organizing Committee (NOC) has been monitoring the
COVID-19 situation closely. After much deliberation, the NOC has ultimately
decided to convert the live event in Washington D.C. to a virtual conference in
order to ensure the safety and health of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors.
We are using an interactive platform where important discussions, networking,
and community building can take place from the comfort of your computer,
tablet, or smartphone.

The American Solar Energy Society's 49th Annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 20/20: Renewable Energy Vision, will now take place 100% online in their first ever virtual conference. This conference is sure to please every professional, student, and solar enthusiast across the world, and having it online makes it even easier to join! Register today for the best rates and learn more at ases.org/conference.

SOLAR 20/20 Conference Chair, Scott Sklar, has this to say about the
virtual conference:

The clean energy community has faced a multitude of challenges and
COVID-19 is yet another. Our ASES SOLAR 20/20 virtual meeting in June will
empower all of us to broaden the participation by orders-of-magnitude to drive
the goal of 100% renewable energy. We'll embrace new technology to leverage the
entire portfolio of renewable energy, high-value energy efficiency and storage
to rebuild the US economy, lower regulated and greenhouse gas emissions, and
create a more sustainable world.

The conference has been consolidated to two days: June 24 and 25. In
addition, the Beyond Net-Zero Design Workshop and NABCEP courses will take
place on GoToWebinar June 26. The Early Bird discount rate is extended to May
29, 2020. The new Early Bird rate to the conference is $274, and increases to $299
after May 29. ASES members receive discounts between 15-70% on conference
passes. Join today for as little as $22 at ases.org/join and
register for the conference at ases.org/conference.

A key aspect of achieving the renewable energy vision is gaining public
support for actions and policies that will rapidly advance the energy
transformation. The Citizens Action session will feature policymaker
interaction, stress the importance of public support, how to gain it, and how
to promote necessary policies. During the Stronger Together Town Hall,
participants will be able to engage with representatives from many
organizations involved in advocacy and policy making such as Larry Sherwood of
the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), Ari Bortman with Fossil Free
Penn, Kelly Lynch with the Sierra Club, and many more.

SOLAR 20/20 also features many technical sessions covering buildings,
systems, PV, solar thermal, and storage. The conference will have tracks in
Education, Policy, Finance, and special sessions for Women in Solar Energy
(WISE), ~switch presentations, and a panel of solar decathletes from the 2020
Solar Decathlon. Outside of our concurrent tacks, we will have our Keynote
sessions featuring SOLAR 20/2o Chair Scott Sklar, the founder of Earth Day, Denis
Hayes, past president of the International Solar Energy Society, Dave Rene, and
other prominent speakers.

ASES is offering a wide range of high value sponsorships starting at $1,500.
All sponsor levels provide opportunities for advertising at the virtual
conference and online throughout the year through ASES outreach. If you are
interested in sponsoring, please visit ases.org/sponsorsolar2020
or contact sales@ases.org to get started!

Register now for the virtual SOLAR 20/20: Renewable Energy Vision
conference, and learn more at ases.org/conference.

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