Who are we?
Established back in 1995, the Appalachian State University Sustainable Energy Society (ASUSES), also known as the Solar Club, is proud to be the university's longest-operating, student-led sustainability organization! In 2003, the Solar Club decided to become a local chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), which is one of the nation's largest non-profit organizations in the country that helps promote renewable energy technologies through national conferences, magazines, and research. Together, we are able to help spread awareness and excitement for sustainability throughout the High Country and beyond.
One of our main purposes is to engage students and community members in various hands-on sustainability initiatives, and to create excitement over sustainable energy systems. More broadly, our purpose is to educate, enlighten, and inform students and the community about solar and other renewable energy applications, green building, and other aspects of sustainable living.
What do we do?
We focus primarily on partnering with other student groups and organizations to host educational workshops, renewable energy site assessments, and other annual events on campus and throughout the community. One of our goals as a club is to help promote sustainability in any way that we can, and inform others of the importance of renewable energy and sustainable living to preserving our environment and supporting future generations.
Our membership is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and all technical backgrounds. We strive to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for any and all students and community members that are passionate about sustainability and sustainable energy systems.
Currently, our weekly meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:00pm in Katherine Harper Hall room 178. If you are interested in learning more about who we are and what we do, please come out and join us!