TXSES Affiliations and Local Chapters

ASES Logo_1TXSES is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, whose members have promoted solar energy since 1954. ASES is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates whose mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. Their annual National Solar Tour is the world’s largest grassroots solar event and TXSES chapters are well represented. The ASES annual conference, Solar 2019 -The Race to Renewables, will be in Minneapolis August 5-9. Join ASES, receive issues of Solar Today Magazine and support this organization that has a long history of promoting clean power for the country.

Our Chapters Around the State

Solar Austin Logo_0Solar Austin hosts speakers and panels monthly, meeting at Scholz Garten on the fourth Tuesday of the month. They continue to work to keep the importance of solar incentives and the creation of green jobs on the minds of Austin Energy and the Austin City Council. TXSES and Solar Austin collaborate annually with Bluebonnet Electric Coop for their Bluebonnet Solar Tour and Installer Fair. Visit Solar Success Stories to hear from home and business owners who have adopted solar, as well as industry professionals.
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Solar San Antonio merged with Build San Antonio Green, a nationally recognized award-winning green building program. They host Bring Solar Home,  designed to help San Antonians discover if solar generation is the right choice, and if so which program is the best fit. As a voluntary, third-party certification program, BSAG also works with the residential building community to help create homes with increased efficiency, comfort, and durability. Programs include single-family new construction, historic retrofits, and multi-family projects.  Do not miss Solar Fest,typically held the second Saturday in November.

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North Texas Renewable Energy Group (NTREG) meets the second Saturday of the month and boasts an impressive list of topics and guest speakers – everything from living off the grid with solar to the coming transportation revolution of electric vehicles. NTREG members Mike Renner and Dan Lepinski provide their solar trailers to power everything from music venues to disaster relief. April is Earth Month and you’ll find NTREG members at most of the region’s community events. Their 9th Annual DFW Solar Tour in October highlighted 53 locations, nine of which were education centers. It’s the largest solar tour in the state.  Join NTREG’s Yahoo Group!

HREG  is working to bring awareness of solar power and sustainable resources to the Energy City. They meet monthly to cover topics of interest. A collaboration is now in place with Solarize Houston and Solar United Neighbors to accelerate the adoption of solar through group purchases in Houston neighborhoods. Bill Swann’s famous Solar Energy System Workshop is held the last Friday of the month. Check out the HREG Events page .This TXSES chapter has a strong history of keeping renewable energy in the conversation in a community dependent on fossil fuels.  Sign up to receive their newsletter and stay up to date on important events in Houston.