American Solar Energy Society

Penn State Chapter


Welcome to ASES, Penn State’s Solar Club!

Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We advance education, research and policy.

WE ARE the Penn State chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Our chapter was founded in 2010 at Penn State’s University Park campus. Our mission is to advance all things solar at Penn State and around the community. Our parent organization is supported by more than 8,000 energy professionals and grassroots supporters. With the Penn State Chapter included, ASES has regional chapters in 40 states across the U.S.

The need for renewable energy is clear. Fossil fuels are putting the U.S. economy and environment at risk. Energy costs are volatile. Pollution and climate change threaten our children’s future. Even the security of our nation is at risk as the U.S. continues to buy fuel from turbulent regions. The time for change is now.

We are partnered with the following organizations:

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National Electric Contractors Association
ASES Projects


ASES has had many projects throughout the years, but most recently we have had projects that made a large impact on communities around the world!

Check out some of our projects below!

ASES Events

Solar Tour

WE ARE! Pleased to announce the State College Solar Tour 2020, organized by the Penn State Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.





Tanner Leahey

Vice President

Rawan Abu-Zaineh

Project Manager

Shreya Manoj

Project Manager

Mitch Williams


Trevor Faust


Alicia Kasson

Media Director

Dhruv Pandya

Fundraising Director

Axcell Marmol

Follow us on Social Media!

We provide updates on our progress throughout the year.

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ASES Penn State Calendar

Below is a calendar with events planned for ASES Penn State. Feel free to explore and join us to learn more about solar!


Sign up to receive emails for all ASES updates and events

Join us at our weekly meeting in 004 Dieke at 7:00 PM

Contact Us

Contact info for ASES PSU officers is in the Officers section above.

If you are interested in joining a ASES Penn State or having an ASES student (solar expert) join your team to focus on solar with respect to your project, please contact us using the form below or show up to the weekly meetings!


Penn State University

State College, PA 16801

Weekly Meeting Details


Dieke Building

Penn State University

State College, PA 16801


Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM

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