Boulder, Colo., Nov. 5, 2010 ― The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has elected three new members to its Board of Directors.

Mary Guzowski, associate professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota, represents the Solar Buildings Division. She works on Minnesota’s Initiative for Renewable Energy in Architecture (reARCH), and is the author of the books Daylighting for Sustainable Design and Toward Zero-Energy Architecture.

David Panich, LEED AIA, an owner at Panich + Noel Architects in Parkersburg, W.V., represents the ASES Sustainability Division. A 1971 graduate of the Ohio University School of Architecture, he has been designing passive-solar and energy-conserving residential and commercial buildings throughout his career. He serves on the board of Green Energy Ohio.

Phil Smithers is technical services leader in the renewable energy unit of APS, Arizona’s largest electric utility company. He represents the ASES Clean Energy Division. His background is in civil, structural and mechanical design and project management and transmission siting.

About the American Solar Energy Society
The American Solar Energy Society is the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and our nation’s transition to a sustainable energy economy.  Founded in 1954 by solar scientists, educators, professionals, and solar advocates, the Society hosts the National Solar Tour, organizes the National Solar Conference, publishes SOLAR TODAY Magazine and its online editions SolarToday.org and Solar@Work, founded the FindSolar.com database and website, produces original Climate Change and Green Jobs Reports, and supports grassroots advocacy initiatives through Solar-Nation.org.  ASES advocates 50 percent of U.S. electric generation from renewable by 2050. More about the American Solar Energy Society at:  ases.org.