The Texas Solar Energy Society is a non-profit organization with a long history of solar and renewable energy outreach and education. Founded in 1976, we have been serving Texas for 38 years. We have a national reputation for our most high profile projects, including the Austin Cool House Tour, in its 19th year.
As a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES, founded in 1954), we in turn have chapters
in Houston, North Texas, Austin, and San Antonio. All work to educate citizens on the use of solar and renewable resources and provide educational outreach programs at civic and trade events. The Houston Solar Tour, DFW Solar Tour, Hill Country Solar Tour and San Antonio's Solar Fest all collaborate with the ASES National Solar Tour in October. Solar Austin works to expand the city's solar goals with an active citizen campaign.
These are some of projects that TXSES is currently or has been involved with:
*Solar Car Challenge for high school students
*A Solar America Cities grant that expanded a model solar car program with elementary students.
* Provided solar lighting to homeowners along the Border without electricity and emergency lighting
to communities struck by natural disasters.
* The Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) and TXSES created renewable energy lesson
plans for all grade levels, which are available at The Infinite Power of Texas
*Our membership and fundraisers have allowed us to make grants to organizations like 1House At A
a non-profit bringing green building technologies to low income Central Texas homeowners.
*Scholarships to college students in Texas involved with renewable energy studies and grants to high
school programs that promote an understanding and working knowledge of renewable energy.
Our mission is solar energy education and outreach. We continue to seek organizations to partner with to spread the message of renewable resources and conservation. Please JOIN US!
2015 TXSES Board of Directors
Scot Arey - Chairman (Killeen)
Ross Pumfrey - Vice-Chairman (Austin)
Bill Glass - Secretary (Austin)
Jessica Galloway - Treasurer (Austin)
D.J. Rosebaugh (Austin)
Larry Howe (Plano)
Richard Behlmann (Katy)
Nathan Doxsey (Austin)
Bill Swann - Houston Renewable Energy Group (HREG)
Jim Duncan - North Texas Renewable Energy Group (NTREG)
Matt Weldon - Solar Austin
TBD- Solar San Antonio
Lucy Stolzenburg - Executive Director