About WREF 2012

The Longest Running Conference Series

bluebearThe American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) present America’s longest-running solar conference series, now in its 41st year.

The ASES National Solar Conference (NSC) is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in North America. This year, under the joint sponsorship of the nonprofit ASES and WREN, NSC becomes World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF).

WREF gathers the planet’s top solar energy experts in all topical areas: research, technology transfer, manufacturing, installation, utilities, environment, buildings, policy, professional education, workforce development and consumer education.

Many sessions will offer continuing education credits for architects, installers, engineers and educators.

There is no better place to continue your professional education in solar and renewable energy than the World Renewable Energy Forum!

WREF is put together by a large team of staff and volunteers under the supervision of ASES and its local chapter, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, and WREN. Many thanks to the Conference Committees.

The WREF program also benefits from the expertise of participating organizations, including American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), THE Solar Rating and Certification Copr. (SRCC), and many others.

WREF 2012 Features

  • SOLAR 2012, including –
    • ASES 41st Annual National Solar Conference
    • ASES 37th National Passive Solar Conference
    • ASES 7th Renewable Energy Policy, Advocacy and Marketing Conference
  • World Renewable Energy Congress – XII
  • ISES Regional Conference
  • CRES Annual Conference

More About the Presenting Organization:

ASES is the nation’s largest and oldest membership organization dedicated to promoting renewable energy. ASES publishes SOLAR TODAY magazine, organizes the annual ASES National Solar Tour and other consumer education programs, sponsors the annual ASES National Solar Conference and advocates for government policy initiatives promoting renewable energy. ASES has regional and state chapters throughout the country.