The Northern California Solar Energy Association (NorCal Solar) is a nonprofit, member-supported association for ongoing education on the many aspects of solar energy.
To foster the development and application of solar energy through the exchange of information
The Northern California Solar Energy Association (NorCal Solar) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization whose mission is to foster the development and application of solar energy through the exchange of information. Since 1975, NorCal Solar has promoted passive, building integrated, active PV and solar thermal industry inspiring tens of thousands of people to support and adopt solar energy technology. Throughout its history, NorCal Solar has maintained its role as an information portal for industry professionals, policymakers, advocacy groups, the media, and the general public by serving as a leading unbiased information clearinghouse.
NorCal Solar is the Northern California chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), a national organization dedicated to advancing the user of solar and other renewable energy sources for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment.
What We Do
Hold Monthly Events: networking, workshops and solar/green tours
Maintain an Educational Web Site: providing a calendar of events, solar news & educational resources.
Develop Education Kits & Member Updates: release eNews & bulletins.
Publish the Solar Energy Resource Guide: presenting basics on technology, financing and resources.
Engage and Inform the Public: provide networking opportunities, workshops and seminars.
Parter with Other Organizations: partner with progressive organizations promoting sustainability. Current partners include the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, Solar Sonoma County and Sustainable Communities.
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Join as a member and supporter: Your financial support enables us to stay involved in our many activities. Your help will enable us to strengthen "Solar Awareness" towards an environmentally sustainable society. Join as an individual or a business.
Volunteer Your Time & Expertise: We have many programs in progress, all of which need active support. Please contact us at
Share Resources: Donate funds beyond membership dues enabling us to undertake more outreach activities. Tell your employers and colleagues about us. NorCal Solar is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and gifts may be tax deductible.
What You Can Do: Choose Solar & Energy Efficiency Now!
See our website for ideas and resources to become more efficient and use cleaner energy. You will help save the environment & end up cutting your utility bills too!
Please see the above tab Applications of Solar to learn all of the ways you can utlize solar energy!