A conference on solar energy will be held at UNM


The American Solar Energy Society will host its 51st annual national solar conference, “SOLAR 2022,” from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21-24 at the University of New Mexico and online, according to a press release.

The theme of the conference is “Energy Transition with Economic Justice”. ASES is partnering with its local chapter, the New Mexico Solar Energy Association, according to the release.

Speakers will include: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham; US Senator Martin Heinrich; Jonathan Nez, President of the Navajo Nation; Ron Darnell, senior vice president for public policy at the Public Service Company of New Mexico; Dave Renné, past president of the International Solar Energy Society; Shalanda Baker, Equity Secretariat Advisor and Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the Department of Energy; Wahleah Johns, director of the US Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, DOE; Nicole Sitaraman, Deputy Director, Office of Public Participation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030; Sandra Begay, Senior Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories; Dan Arvizu, Chancellor of New Mexico State University; and Gigi Goldman and Hal Aronson co-founders of We Share Solar. The opening reception will feature local poets and a presentation by Noam Chomsky.

The cost for the full conference is $760 in person or $380 for a virtual pass. There is a 15% discount for basic ASES members, a 25% discount for professional and business members, and a 70% discount for students. There will also be a day pass option.

Registration closes June 20. Details are available at ases.site-ym.com/event/solar2022.

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