David S. Renné

David S. Renné
President, International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

David Renné is currently in his third term as the President of the International Solar Energy Society. He travels throughout the world to give invited speeches and lectures on the status and market trends of solar technologies. He recently retired from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the U.S., where, since 1991, he developed and managed programs on renewable energy resource assessment and analysis, and the integration of resource data into GIS. He has extensive international expertise in working with country partners on the use of resource data for project development under programs funded by the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He serves as the Operating Agent of an International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Task titled “Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting”. He is also an Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal. He is currently involved in consulting work with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as well as a private company, Clean Power Research, which produces and disseminates solar resource assessment products for industry and government planners.

Dr. Renne received his Masters and PhD degrees in the field of atmospheric sciences at Colorado State University.

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