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Kentucky Solar Energy Society (KySES)

2017 KySES Annual Meeting

The KySES Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Union Church, 200 Prospect St, Berea, KY 40403.  The meeting will be from 1 to 4:30 and will include many updates on the state of solar in Kentucky.  We will also take a bus tour of 4 solar facilities in Berea. ALL are invited to attend this free day of education and planning for the upcoming year!  We hope to see you there!

This  annual event was held on Saturday, September 10 in Berea and on Saturday, October 8th in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky.

Over 200 people attended these FREE events where participants toured existing solar installations to see 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. Each tour offered in-depth information and direct perspectives from homeowners, businesses and solar installers about the costs, processes and economic and environmental benefits of going solar. 

Click on the Solar Tour 2016 to see highlights from each of the solar tours.

Great Resources

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!

Solar Themed License Plate

One of the great ideas to come out of our annual 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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