ASES Acquires Solar Advocacy Organization

Despite the struggling economy, or perhaps because of it, America’s longest running national solar conference is seeing the largest crowd in its 38 year history.

To kickoff events, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society, which produces the Solar 2009 conference, announced that it has purchased Solar Nation, a rapidly growing online advocacy organization.

“By joining forces both organizations will be able to take advantage of natural synergies to expand outreach and grassroots advocacy efforts in collaboration with industry partners,” said Brad Collins, Executive Director of the American Solar Energy Society. “We welcome Solar Nation and its outstanding community of solar citizens.”

While the purchase agreement was effective May 1 it may take several weeks to fully integrate systems. ASES and Solar Nation programs currently reach hundreds of thousands of solar professional and grassroots advocates each year.

Solar 2009 conference organizers expect the audience for this year’s event in Buffalo Niagara to exceed 5,000, reinforcing that interest in solar energy continues to soar. All this week, will be at the conference in Buffalo, New York producing video interviews with industry leaders.

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