Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

To foster the development and application of solar energy through the exchange of information

The Northern California Solar Energy Association (NorCal Solar) is a nonprofit, member-supported association for ongoing education on the many aspects of solar energy. 

Since 1974, NorCal Solar has promoted passive design, building integrated solar, photovoltaics (PV), solar cooking, solar hot water, other renewable energy strategies, and energy efficiency, inspiring tens of thousands of people to decrease dependence on traditional fuels.Throughout its history, NorCal Solar has maintained its role as an information portal for solar professionals and newcomers, the general public, policymakers, grassroots organizations, advocacy groups, and the media by serving as a leading clearinghouse of unbiased information.

NorCal Solar is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar and other renewable energy sources for the benefit of the global environment. Please visit the ASES website at www.ases.org and consider supporting both organizations through a joint membership!

NorCal Solar History

1981 Board of Directors

1981 NorCal Solar Board of Directors


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