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- Educational articles, online seminars (webinars), live seminars and calculators to learn about renewable energy, solar electric systems, solar thermal and wind power.
ENF Solar Directory
- A directory of all photovoltaic manufacturing companies and installers in the world - including solar panels, cells, production equipment and components.
European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
- Industry association devoted to the promotion of solar electricity. Includes objectives, news, technological aspects, publications, events and contact information.
Howstuffworks "How Solar Cells Work"
- Solar cells use sunlight to produce electricity. But what happens on a cloudy day? Learn all about solar cells and what it would take to power your entire house with solar energy.
IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme
- International Energy Agency has come up with this website full of facts, figures, contacts, and event descriptions on photovoltaic energy.
- Providing country-specific expert solar energy facts to homeowners and commercial users, plus a tool to show every local solar panel installation company you can contact.
The International Solar Energy Society
- The largest, oldest, and most comprehensive technical body dealing with the technology and implementation of renewable energy. Promotes research and advocacy on solar electric technologies.
Living off the Grid: What an Adventure, Having Fun with the Sun!
- Personal account of moving to Northern New Mexico and learning to use solar energy.
Maine Solar House
- An instructive website explaining how a family in Maine installed and use photovoltaic and solar thermal applications in its house.
Metcalfs' Solar Power and Light
- Details about a home solar photovoltaic system in Glendale, California.
National Energy Foundation
- Information about solar thermal, solar electricity, biomass, wind power, and hydropower
- Bulk purchasing program for residential solar installations. Aims to educate homeowners on the benefits of solar energy and encourage solar installation companies to perform installations in bulk on a neighborhood or community level.
North Carolina Solar Center
- Some useful information on solar electric and other renewables. A little bit out of date in some areas.
Photovoltaics Special Research Centre, UNSW
- Australian university showing information for prospective solar students.
- Describes and promotes a concept of placing large solar cells in orbit and wirelessly transferring the energy to a receiving station on earth.
- A detailed educational site on solar technology.
- Photovoltaic applications, technologies, and perspectives.
- Information site covering DIY solar panels, kits and solar panel guides.
Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF)
- A non-profit organization which promotes, develops, and facilitates solar rural electrification and energy self-sufficiency in developing countries.
Solar Energy Facts
- Facts and practical information on using solar energy at home.
- Information on solar electricity systems, what you need, how it works, latest developments, the global picture, news and list of manufacturers.
- A resource guide for solar home power. Includes information on solar panels, energy efficient houses, passive solar, incentives and solar living stories.
Solar Power Answers
- Information on the design and application of stand-alone photovoltaic systems including system design calculators.
- Providing information on the various Solar Photovoltaic Systems used in architecture.
Solar Warrior Photovoltaic System
- Information about Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman's huge backyard system in Corralitos, California, and their struggle with the power company.
- Provides resources and information on solar energy and also on other forms of green and renewable energy.
- Independent and timely information on solar energy; including industry statistics, monthly solar product price surveys, technologies, and world wide listing of companies.
- Simplistic information and tables on solar panels and tariffs.
Texas Solar Energy Society
- Educational organization. Contains some information about solar electric. Has a K-12 renewables education area.
Think Solar Power
- Introduction to the basics of solar power
UO SRML: Sun chart program
- University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory. This program creates sun charts for: "typical" dates of each month
US Department of Energy: Photovoltaics
- Information on the US government's PV Program.
Watson Solar House
- Describing the experiences of a home owner getting a solar array. Includes data and insights.
- Free encyclopedia article about photovoltaic technology. Addresses development, power generation data and references.
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