Solar Today Spring 2017 : Page 2

ASES SOLAR 2017 Building a 100% Renewable Energy Community 46 TH A NNUAL N ATIONAL S OLAR C ONFERENCE DENVER O CTOBER 9-12 SOLAR 2017 will be held October 9-12, 2017 at the University of Colorado, Denver. SOLAR 2017 is an integral part of the two-week U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon being held in Denver, Colorado October 5-15, 2017. In addition to our annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2017 , ASES is working on the Solar Decathlon planning committee to maximize interest in solar energy through sustainability and educational workshops and events. This conference theme for SOLAR 2017 underscores the connection to the Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition to design and build small homes that are energy self-sufficient. ASES conferences and the Decathlon are both about building community and sharing knowledge toward a 100% renewable energy world. SOLAR 2017 welcomes participation particularly in these areas: • Progress to 100% renewable energy -what is working at the local and national levels • Innovations in passive solar design, building science and applications/integration • Technology innovations at the forefront of the renewable energy movement (solar technologies, resource assessment, grid integration, and other related fields) • Education and community building from K-12, college, and beyond (this includes the critical role of renewable energy in climate, air quality, water, food, land use, and all other aspects of sustainable living) • Enabling, inspiring, and advancing careers and contributions of emerging professionals and advocates For more details on SOLAR 2017 and the official call for participation, go to SOLAR2017.org.

SOLAR 2017

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