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David Renné elected President of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

The Board elected Dr. David Renné of the USA as President for the term from 01 January 2010 through 31 December 2011. He is the 26th President of the Society and successor of Ms. Monica Oliphant of Australia.

Dr. Renné has been a member of the ISES Board of Directors since 2004 and he was Vice President of Science and Technology from 2008 – 2009.

He has also been active on the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) as Board member and Treasurer. He also serves as an Associate Editor in the area of Resource Assessment for the ISES scientific journal “Solar Energy” (published by Elsevier Ltd).

Since 1991 he has been working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado where as Principle Project leader he develops and manages programs on renewable energy resource assessment and analysis. Currently he is also the Operating Agent of the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Task titled, Solar Resource Knowledge Management. Renné also manages the US Department of Energy’s Solar Resource Assessment activities funded under the Solar Energy Technology Program.

Much of his recent work at NREL has been for international organisations such as the US Agency for International Development, the United Nations Environment Program, the UNDP, UNDESA, and, recently, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In these programs he has managed solar and wind energy resource assessments and the development of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) tools for a
number of countries, including several countries in Asia and South Asia, Central America, South America, and Africa.

Prior to coming to NREL, Renné was a senior program manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he was heavily involved in both domestic and international wind studies, such as the U.S. Candidate Site wind measurement program, and a wind resource assessment study for Egypt.

He received his Masters and PhD at Colorado State University in Atmospheric Sciences and Earth Resources.

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