ASES Presents: SOLAR 2022: Energy Transition with Economic Justice

March 23, 2022

SOLAR 2022: Energy Transition with Economic Justice

June 21-24, 2022 | Albuquerque, NM + Online


Registration to the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) 51st Annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is “Energy Transition with Economic Justice,” and focuses on an equitable renewable energy transformation. For this conference, ASES is partnering with their New Mexico Chapter, the New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA), who is celebrating 50 years of achievements.

The conference will take place June 21-24 at the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque and will also be accessible virtually on an online platform. SOLAR 2022 will highlight the important ways we must work together to ensure all communities benefit equally as we transition to a renewable energy economy. We invite you to register by March 31 to receive significant early bird discounts on conference passes, events, workshops and tours.

We are also offering a special JEDI Scholarship for young professionals to receive a complimentary registration to the event. You must apply by April 15. Additional volunteer opportunities will be available soon.

The 51st Annual National Solar Conference will share research and information through technical sessions, ~switch presentations (a fun, rapid-fire format), forums, posters, and more. We will be welcoming everyone to the conference at the Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 21. The Reception will feature the father of modern linguistics and most cited scholar in modern history, Noam Chomsky. The Reception will also feature poems by local poets Beata Tsosie Peña, Jimmy Santiago Baca and Hakim Bellamy.

The conference will feature three keynote sessions throughout the week:

  1. Wednesday, June 22 – Governments’ Role in the Renewable Energy Transformation featuring Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Governor, and Dave Renné, Past President of the International Solar Energy Society
  2. Thursday, June 23 – Ensuring a Just & Equitable Transformation featuring Shalanda Baker, Secretarial Advisor on Equity and Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the Department of Energy (DOE), Martin Heinrich, United States Senior Senator for New Mexico, Jonathan Nez, President of the Navajo Nation and Wahleah Johns, Director of the U.S. DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
  3. Friday, June 24 – Solar Design, Architecture and the Future of Solar Education featuring Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, Sandra Begay, Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories/UNM Regent, and Gigi Goldman and Hal Aronson co-founders of We Share Solar

The technical sessions include topics such as Community Solar – Grassroots Efforts, Grid Integration & Energy Storage and Equity in Financing and Investment. Additionally, the conference will feature a celebration event for NMSEA’s 50th anniversary, a tour of Sandia National Laboratories solar research facilities, NABCEP registered workshops, a Women’s-Only PV workshop, and much more. 

ASES is excited to host another hybrid solar conference in order to bring together stakeholders from around the world. All of the sessions will be live streamed for you to watch in real-time, and then they will be available later in a recorded format. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available until May 1, learn more and purchase sponsorships at You can also partner with the conference by filling out an online form by May 15

There will be a lot of networking opportunities available in this year’s hybrid format for all attendees. Join us online and/or in-person in Albuquerque for the summer solstice at SOLAR 2022! Register online for the best rates to the hybrid conference by March 31, 2022.