The Kentucky Solar Energy Society

Welcome to the Kentucky Solar Energy Society (KySES)


The  2016 KySES Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, May 14 at the University of Louisville Ernst Hall Auditorium. We had over 60 people attend!  All members of KySES can view the presentations and pictures here!  Thank you for attending and we appreciate your support of solar in Kentucky!

We have started to plan our 2016 Solar Tours!  This annual event will be a Saturday in October with this year's exact date to be determined. The likely cities where we will host solar tours will be Berea-Lexington-Richmond, Louisville, Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, Northern Kentucky and LexingtonThis annual event provides real-life examples of how Kentucky families and businesses are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water, charge their electric cars, and slash monthly utility bills.  For more information, visit our events page.

Learn about using solar energy in Kentucky and the issues affecting solar. Connect with other members. Learn about installers and solar resources in KY.  Take a look around, interact with your peers, and please join KySES!

In late 2015, The Louisville Sustainability Council board approved the Solar Over Louisville campaign.  Visit the website to learn more about this exciting campaign, including the "2 Million Watt Challenge."

KY's Department of Energy Development and Independence has released a Virtual Solar Tour of Kentucky! “Kentucky has approximately 10 MW of installed solar capacity. If people see solar energy projects working in Kentucky, then they are more likely to start asking questions and considering it as an option for their own homes or businesses,” said Kenya Stump, Assistant Director for Renewable Energy. The new Solar Energy Story Map takes a visitor around the state virtually to view different types of solar energy projects across different locations and applications. Viewers will see everything from agricultural to commercial projects along with state and federal projects.

One of our board members, David Butler, launched a new website, podcast and personal project to make a difference for clean energy in KY. Check out his podcasts and learn how Solar WORKS in Kentucky!

One of the great ideas to come out of our 2014 meeting was to launch a petition for a solar-themed license plate/car tag here in Kentucky. If you're interested or are an artist looking have your work seen throughout KY, please sign-up and/or submit a design for our competition!

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