Albuquerque, New Mexico is an ideal place to host this next ASES conference. It is home to the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA), the New Mexico chapter of ASES, which is excited to celebrate 50 years of achievement. NMSEA is a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of solar and related arts, sciences and technologies with particular attention to the ecological, social and economic fabric of the region. The NMSEA was founded in 1972 to advocate for self-sufficient communities. The organization’s first project was the Four-Building Sun-dwellings project which demonstrated different passive solar building techniques. Since then, the NMSEA has provided platforms for information exchange, meetings, publications and technical services as well as the annual Solar Fiesta.
New Mexico has solar roots stretching back thousands of years – from the first indigenous Anasazi inhabitants of the Land of Enchantment, to the early pioneers of solar power in both passive adobe solar houses and photovoltaic power in Sandia National Labs and New Mexico State University (NMSU). New Mexico has become a global leader in the solar manufacturing of large scale solar racks and systems with Unirac and Array Technologies. AlbuquerqueSolAreo Technologies also supplies more than half of the solar cells used in space. The state is endowed with abundant solar and wind resources and the potential to provide the cheapest renewable electricity in the country.
The theme of the conference, “Energy Transition with Economic Justice”, will promote ASES’s mission to “accelerate the equitable adoption of solar energy and a universal sustainable way of life by educating and building a community ”. by following the JEDI principles (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion).
ASES invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the next National Solar Energy Conference, SOLAR 2022: Energy Transition with Economic Justice, to be held June 21-24 to University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.
We offer a variety of presentation options (see below) for you to share your research, programs, operations, personal actions, visions, etc. These include regular session oral presentations (10-12 minutes), ~ switch 5 minute quick presentations, posters (2-3 minute oral presentation), an interactive outdoor exhibit or a hands-on workshop idea.
The runway category is the heading (s) under which your abstract will be reviewed and subsequently accepted or rejected by the SOLAR 2022 Technical Review Committee (TRC). Please fill in all the required information and submit your proposal using the online form not later than November 15, 2021.
Track 1: Energy transformation
- Solar on the roof
- Solar at the scale of public services
- Community solar
- How to create a global just transition
- Access to clean air, water and soil
Track 2: Economic justice
- Value of decarbonization
- Economic outlook
- Public-private partnerships
- Economics of solar investment
- Community and non-profit involvement
- Clean Energy Finance – Green Banking Strategies, Green Bonds
Track 3: Energy policy
- Net metering and pricing policies
- Does your city have an energy plan?
- Climate agreements and energy legislation
- Owners, tenants, multi-family and affordable housing
- Alternative Renewable Energy Portfolio (RPS) / Renewable Energy Credit (CER) standards
- Other energy policy
Track 4: Network integration and photovoltaic advances
- Smart / net meters
- Wind, solar and battery
- Battery storage
- Electrify everything
- Bifacial solar cells
- Perovskites and tandems
- Organic photovoltaics
- Low cost manufacturing
- Resource assessment
- Solar / PV recycling lifecycle
Track 5: Innovations in buildings
- Passive solar homes
- Solar Thermal
- Heat pumps
- Sustainable construction practices
- Net zero buildings
- Highlights of the National Solar Tour
Track 6: Clean transport
- Air and sea travel
- EV and battery life cycle
- Transport infrastructure
- Charging stations / solar chargers
- Electric Vehicles (EVs) – Affordability, Adoption, etc.
- Access and development of transport infrastructure
Track 7: Education
- Support young professionals
- Solar Education in School for Kindergarten to Grade 12
- Photovoltaic technologies for all school levels
- Access to solar energy for all socio-economic levels
- Workforce Retraining and Compensation – Coal Town in Solar Town
- Training for professions adjacent to solar energy (real estate, lawyers, lenders, etc.)
Submit your proposal through November 15, 2021.
SOURCE American Solar Energy Society