Dr. Renné has been President of the International Solar Energy Society since 2010. He is also the Operating Agent of an International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Task 46 titled “Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting”. He continues to serve as an Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal in the field of solar resource assessment.
From 1991 until his retirement in 2012 Dr. Renné managed the solar resource assessment activities at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He also led and participated in a number of international programs. In 2012 he became a Senior Consultant to Clean Power Research, a small U.S. Company that develops resource assessment and analytical software tools to support large-scale grid connected solar energy systems, and a Consultant to the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program’s (ESMAP)’s Resource Mapping Project. He has also worked as a consultant on international solar programs for a variety of organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, Battelle Columbus Laboratories, and others, through his Consultancy, Dave Renné Renewables.