BASEA is primarily an educational organization involved in the promotion of solar and other sustainable energy technologies throughout the greater Boston area. Since 1982 BASEA has been an active part of the region's energy-use conscience.

Our membership includes engineers, architects, scientists, utilities, builders, students, and the general public. We advocate the balanced, mindful and responsible use of renewable energy to ensure a sustainable future.

BASEA is an Associate Chapter of The American Solar Energy Society (ASES). We welcome ASES members to any of our events and support their vision: A world equitably transformed to 100% renewable energy.

We Invite the BASEA community to

BASEA is no longer a chapter of
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, another chapter of ASES, but BASEA supports their efforts.


As an educational resource, BASEA provides opportunities to learn more about solar and sustainable energy technologies through our monthly BASEA Forum. The BASEA Forum provides an excellent opportunity to hear distinguished speakers from private industry, universities, government, and political advocacy groups.  Past speakers have included representatives from the City of Boston, speaking on their building energy management efforts, Enersol Associates and their rural electrification projects in Central and South America, and various speakers on the subject of electric utility deregulation. 

BASEA is a prime sponsor of the annual Junior Solar Sprint where middle-school-age students build and race a small solar car model, competing towards national recognition.

A Resource to Help You 

From our lending library to our Referral Program, BASEA wants to help you use energy in an environmentally conscious way.  

The Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston maintains BASEA's collection of books and other materials on sustainable energy technologies. To view an index of materials, select BASEA Renewable Energy Collection.

We provide referrals and assistance to designers, builders and buyers of homes and businesses using solar and other sustainable energy technologies.   E-Mail us at info@BASEA.ORG   or write or call us at:

Boston Area Solar Energy Association 
Box 44-1017
Somerville, MA 02144 

Donate by mailing a check to the address above.

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President, BASEA - Henry K. Vandermark

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