Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Its mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. They advocate education, research and policy.

Leading for more than 50 years
ASES leads national efforts to increase the use of solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies in the U.S. They publish the award-winning SOLAR TODAY magazine, organize and present the ASES National Solar Conference and lead the ASES National Solar Tour – the largest grassroots solar event in the world.

Changing how Americans think about Solar
Last year the American Solar Energy Society published the groundbreaking Green-Collar Jobs report which showed that renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors generate more than 9 million jobs and $1 trillion in annual revenue in the U.S. The second report, Tackling Climate Change in the U.S., demonstrated how renewable energy and energy efficiency can provide the carbon emissions reductions needed to mitigate climate change. ASES efforts have been highlighted by leading media outlets across the U.S. including: the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Time, BusinessWeek, NBC, Fox News, San Jose Mercury News, Rocky Mountain News, and countless others.

Bringing the Solar Community together
ASES is now supported by more than 13,000 members across the nation – energy professionals and grassroots supporters – who work together to help create a sustainable energy economy. Combined with ASES’ regional chapters in 40 states and as the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society they’re a key part of a powerful, collaborative network – because the need for renewable energy is clear. Fossil fuels are putting the U.S. economy and environment at risk. Energy costs are volatile. Pollution and climate change threaten our children’s future. Even the security of our nation is at risk as the U.S. continues to buy fuel from turbulent regions. The time for change is now.

ASESChapter_logoThe Solar Living Institute (SLI) is a proud member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and home of the Redwood Empire Solar Living Association (RESLA). RESLA represents seven counties in the coastal and coast range region of Northern California: Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Siskiyou, and Trinity. As the Regional Chapter representative of ASES, RESLA is dedicated to promoting the use of solar energy through public education and training, and is committed to fostering networking opportunities for solar educators, researchers, advocates and industry representatives.

Become a member of RESLA to stay connected at the Regional and National level! If you would like to become a member, our chapter dues are $20 per year send an email to karen.kallen@solarliving.org



The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for 20 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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