Some Helpful Solar, Wind, Renewable Energy Resources & Links


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Consumer Guides to Solar Power
Consumer Guide to Solar Power
Consumer Guide to Solar Water Heating
Battery Power for your Solar Electric System
Borrower's Guide to Financing Solar Energy Systems
Guide to Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling
Customer`s Guide to Solar Power Purchase Agreements
Home Builder`s Guide to Going Solar
Sandia National Lab - Models Used to Assess the Performance of Photovoltaic Systems
Contractor Verification Services
contractor business verification service.
Federal Tax Credit Information
Federal tax credit information for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments.
Energy Efficiency & Building Science
Links on our Energy & Water Efficiency page disseminates objective and practical information on residential energy efficiency, performance, comfort, and affordability.
Heat Loss Calculator home heat loss calculator.
How To Guides provide information on low-carbon home heating and improving efficiency.
EnergyStar Calculators are designed to assist you with smart purchasing decisions. Calculate the energy savings you can expect from various appliances, heating & cooling equipment, lighting, office products, and more. is an online resource offering product descriptions, design & construction guides, best practices, performance reports, case studies, and other resources.
Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) is a web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a "whole buildings" perspective
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is a not for profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction.
Passive Solar Design information
Building Codes is designed to address the building and energy code and building science training needs of the building industry, including code officials, state agencies, builders, and trade groups across the nation.
Solar Installer Training & Certification
Midwest Renewable Energy Association offers solar training, certification and workshops
Saint Paul College (Minnesota) offers solar training, certification and workshops
ONtility offers solar installer training and workshops
Solar Energy International offers solar training, certification and workshops
EverBlue Training Institute offers renewable energy training, certification and workshops
CleanEdison offers renewable energy training, certification and workshops
HeatSpring Learning Institute offers solar and geothermal installer training, certification and workshops
Solar Living Institute offers solar training, certification and workshops
NPCP-IBEW offers solar installer training
NECA Chapters offer solar-electric installer training
NJATC offer electrical training lists Wind Energy Educational Programs offers renewable energy training, certification and workshops
Also check for local/regional workshops that may be offered by your local power utility or solar & renewable energy industry associations: offers solar installer certification
Quick Links to State Renewable Energy Information
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Solar Data Sources & References
EERE State Incentives & Partnerships
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Learn more about Net-Metering
Renewable Energy Resource Data Center - Get Solar Maps and GIS Data
U.S. Government Renewable Energy-Efficiency Programs & Resources
U.S. Department of Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)
Solar Decathlon
Solar Industry Jobs
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Solar Industry News
Solar Industry News
Regional/State Solar & Renewable Energy Associations
Arizona Solar Energy Association
Colorado Renewable Energy Society
Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
Florida Renewable Energy Association
Illinois Renewable Energy Association
Iowa Renewable Energy Association
Mid Atlantic Renewable Energy Association & Pennsylvania Renewable Energy Fair
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Minnesota Renewable Energy Association
Montana Renewable Energy Association
New Mexico Solar Energy Association
Solar Oregon
Northern California Solar Energy Association
Maine Solar Energy Association
NESEA - North East Sustainable Energy Association
BASEA -- Boston Area Solar Energy Association
North Carolina Solar Center
Potomac Region Solar Energy Association
Texas Solar Energy Society
El Paso (TX) Solar Energy Society
National Solar, Renewable Energy & Building Industry Associations
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)