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Appalachian State University Sustainable Energy Society (ASUSES) "Solar Club"
Last modified 2022-11-28 17:25:05
https://asuses.appstate.edu
Student-led sustainability organization at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, tying research, advocacy, education, and publishing.
ASES - The American Solar Energy Society
Last modified 2022-11-28 17:19:22
http://www.ases.org/
The American Solar Energy Society organizes the national solar energy conference and the National Solar Tour, both annual.
There are several student chapters at colleges across USA.
Build It Solar
Last modified 2009-01-09 20:26:03
http://www.builditsolar.com
Solar energy projects from decades of development, including books and other resources from architects, builders, and other professionals and hobbyists.
CEDESOL Centro de Desarrrollo en Energia Solar
Last modified 2008-04-30 14:08:53
http://www.cedesol.org/
CEDESOL shares solar cooking technology with people in Peru and Bolivia. There is an interesting focus on using retained heat to cook.
Central American Solar Energy Project
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.solaroven.org/
This charitable organization in Virginia helps train women to cook sustainably, building their own solar ovens and spreading the training.
Clean Power Estimator NYState Solar Program
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.clean-power.com/nyserda/
Enter information to get an estimate of the economics of a PV system for a certain zip code.
College campuses with solar power plants-AASHE
Last modified 2011-03-14 10:17:54
http://www.aashe.org/resources/solar-panels-campus
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education publishes a list of tertiary education sites with solar power installed. Please use the e-mail on the page if your campus is not yet listed.
Concrete Solar Concentrator
Last modified 2008-06-06 09:31:32
http://hubpages.com/hub/Concrete-Solar-concentrator
Instructions for making a cylindro-parabolic reflector in a concrete mold.
EERE Solar Instructor Training Network
Last modified 2010-08-25 18:24:45
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/instructor_training_network.html
The Solar Instructor Training Network was launched by the US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Regional resource and training providers offer resources to select educational institutions in their regions.
EERE: Solar Energy Technologies Program Home ...
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.eere.energy.gov/solar/
The DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy agency closely follows and supports research and application of solar technologies, documented here.
Energy Peak BIPV Standing Seam Roofing
Last modified 2008-09-14 13:10:37
http://energypeak.com/
Fits thin photovoltaic panels between seams in metal roofing. Example system:Jarecki Center for Advanced Learning at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Find Solar
Last modified 2007-11-09 07:56:21
http://www.find-solar.org/
This site from the American Solar Energy Society links to directories of installers, incentives, and calculators, all for finding out how we can facilitate installing solar power in our homes, towns, businesses, and schools.
Future Solar Systems LLC
Last modified 2010-10-11 10:16:27
http://futuresolar.wordpress.com/
Future Solar Systems is a systems integrator that brings volume buying power and experienced installation resources along with project financing to deliver large solar electric systems for our commercial and public customers. We make it easy and affordable for everyone to have an advanced high performance solar PV system.
FSS works with schools to finance and design solar power systems.
Global Solar Power Tracker by Global Energy Monitor
Last modified 2024-04-25 07:42:30
https://globalenergymonitor.org/projects/global-solar-power-tracker/tracker-map/
An interactive map of large solar power plants across the world. Users can select by status—operating, planned, shelved, etc.—or by type—photovoltaic or thermal.
Google Directory - Science - Technology...Solar
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Technology/Energy/Renewable/Solar/
Grupo Fenix
Last modified 2007-10-17 12:23:58
http://www.grupofenix.org/
This technological and social program in Nicaragua studies solar and other renewable energy, developing the manufacturing, training, and use of various solar technologies for the local community and for internatinal education. The group has created a model community in Totogalpa, Nicaragua that develops appropriate technology and offers international workshops.
Harness Sun energy by making solar reflector
Last modified 2008-02-13 11:12:24
http://hubpages.com/hub/solar-reflector
A quick recipe for covering a parabolic dish with aluminum foil.
Heliostats and Solar Energy
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://people.linux-gull.ch/rossen/solar/
Impression5 Science Center of Michigan
Last modified 2007-04-04 17:23:01
http://www.impression5.org/solarenergy
Explains the basics of solar energy, electricity, and conservation, includes a solar energy quiz. Beware, some inaccurate physics may be found.
Innovative Science Applications and Technology
Last modified 2007-10-31 12:05:04
http://www.iscat.com/
A research lab studying and developing innovative solar photovoltaic applications, in Saluzzo, Italy.
Insolation at specific location--NASA Model
Last modified 2008-07-10 14:50:42
http://aom.giss.nasa.gov/srlocat.html
This web-program gives you a tableof a month's worth of data, sunrise, sunset, insolation at the top of the atmosphere, incident on a square meter facing away from Earth (not necessarily towards Sun), for each day of the month you request. By comparing this to terrestrial observations, you can determine albedo+absorption.
Les Amis du Padre Himalaya de Sorede
Last modified 2016-09-22 11:37:07
http://himalaya.vefblog.net
The Friends of Father Himalaya of Sorède maintain a monument to the first solar cooker, in the eastern Pyrénées. This blog documents their activities since June, 2008.
L’objectif de ce Blog est d’informer les adhérents et les personnes intéressées à l’environnement et aux energies renouvelables dans le cadre du développement durable.
Madison (WI) Gas And Electric
Last modified 2007-05-22 14:03:14
http://www.mge.com/about/community/schools/
Madison Gas and Electric put solar panels on all high schools in their service area. You can read raw data from the past few years about each site's power output and sunlight; graphs are available for every day and every month of service.
Million Solar Roofs
Last modified 2007-06-04 20:22:22
http://www.millionsolarroofs.com/
Nationwide (USA) initiative to install photovoltaic panels, with state-by-state goals.
MySolarLog.com
Last modified 2008-08-20 16:13:20
http://www.mysolarlog.com/cms/
In testing, this system logs photovoltaic production and provides reports on its web page for users around the world.
National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV)
Last modified 2020-01-31 18:48:27
https://www.nrel.gov/pv/national-center-for-photovoltaics.html
NCPV at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA) supports research, development, deployment, and outreach concerning photovoltaic electricity generation.
National Renewable Energy Lab Map of RE Resources
Last modified 2008-09-29 11:43:48
http://mapserve2.nrel.gov/website/Resource_Atlas/viewer.htm
This interactive GIS-based map allows you to see layers of interesting data for resources of renewable energy in America.
Natural Energy Sources, Clean Energy Ideas
Last modified 2007-10-26 17:34:04
http://www.clean-energy-ideas.com/
This is a broad informational site about solar, geothermal, wind, and other energy technologies. The site is also gathering links to installers in several countries.
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://nabcep.org/
Works to develop national standards for solar and other renewable installations. Offers courses on installations and inspection.
NREL Solar Data Links
Last modified 2008-10-06 19:19:40
http://www.nrel.gov/rredc/solar_data.html
Get solar data from these links, including insolation and spectral data.
NYSERDA P-12 Initiative [Formerly School Power...Naturally]
Last modified 2024-02-23 12:44:09
https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/P-12-Initiative
The P-12 Schools Initiative encourages New York’s schools that serve students between prekindergarten and grade 12 to reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions – the leading contributor to climate change. Working with NYSERDA, P-12 schools can reduce their emissions and energy use to create healthier learning environments and model sustainability for the next generation.

School Power Naturally was a set of curriculum to accompany the installation of PV power on 50 schools in New York State. Resources include wind and solar lessons.

Editor's note: The URL for this resource changes as the title of the program changes decade to decade.
Oakland U Sustainability
Last modified 2024-02-22 09:38:14
https://oakland.edu/facilities/sustainability/
Over the years Oakland University has demonstrated several renewable energy projects, from Solar Shingles in 2006 to building-wide efforts these days.
OnGrid Solar
Last modified 2007-04-04 17:39:03
http://www.ongrid.net/
OnGrid Solar participates in many classes and solar home tours to educate the public. OnGrid's mission is to help the solar industry develop as rapidly, yet stably as possible. OnGrid has expertise in the financial payback analysis of solar photovoltaics. OnGrid shares this expertise via software tools, classes, and research.
Photovoltaics - PV Basics
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/pvt/pvbasics/index.htm
This page from the Florida Solar Energy Center briefly explains the history of PV and how pV is used in different systems.
Power of the Sun
Last modified 2008-01-14 14:54:17
http://powerofthesun.ucsb.edu/
An education video in two parts, one about the history of photovoltaics and their promise, and another about the science of semiconductors for high school students.
PV Power Resource Site
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.pvpower.com/
PVCDROM--Online Intro Course for understanding PV
Last modified 2009-02-22 12:08:36
http://pvcdrom.pveducation.org/main.html
An online course with flash-based animations and interactive calculators, with chapters on insolation; semiconductors; design, construction, and testing of cells, modules, and arrays. Currently (2009) in English and Russian.
pvresources.com - photovoltaic applications a...
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.pvresources.com/index.php
Red Rock Energy Heliostats
Last modified 2009-11-06 08:12:32
http://www.redrok.com/main.htm
A rich log of notes on heliostats, including controller circuits; design notes; tables and notes on reflectivity, emission, and absorption; a museum of historical mechanical heliostats and coelostats; and computational methods and codes.
Renewable Energy World-RE News and Information
Last modified 2012-08-08 10:14:18
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/
News, blogs, podcasts, and opinions about the renewable energy industry. Formerly renewableenergyaccess.com.
Renewable Resource Data Center
Last modified 2007-05-31 06:37:30
http://rredc.nrel.gov/
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory maintains sets of data on renewable resources, e.g. sunlight falling on the US in a 10km-resolution grid.
Rhode Island Solar Schools
Last modified 2007-04-15 10:29:58
http://www.nesea.org/RISchools/
Links to information about several schools in Rhode Island with solar applications.
Root : Reference : Science : Energy : Solar/P...
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://space.unh.edu/~djl/portal/energy_solarphotovoltaics.html
S.T.E.V.E.N. Foundation
Last modified 2007-09-21 11:48:34
http://www.lightlink.com/francis/stevenhomepage.html
Sustainable Technology and Energy for Vital Economic Needs, a group for studying sustainable technology, especially solar technologies.
Sola Roof Bubble Tech
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.solaroof.org/wiki/SolaRoof/BubbleTech
Imagine using a bubble-filled, transparent roof to insulate and allow daylighting. As bubbles move slowly, they can carry solar heat to where its useful, while blocking it during the heat of the day.
Solahart
Last modified 2007-06-03 17:20:12
http://www.solahart.com/
Rheem manufactures the Solhart water heating system for rooftops.
Solar 1 Green Energy Arts and Education Center
Last modified 2008-04-30 08:11:53
http://solar1.org/
Solar 1 is a solar-powered "Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center" in New York City. Solar 1 offers outreach to schools, information, and services for arts outreach.
Solar Connection - BP Solar Schools
Last modified 2007-06-03 16:56:38
http://www.solarconnection-bp.com/index.php
Overview and data from schools with photovoltaic systems. You can download data in CSV format.
Solar Decathlon
Last modified 2024-02-21 11:59:53
https://www.solardecathlon.gov
The Solar Decathlon brings college and university teams from around the globe to DC to compete to design and build houses that demonstrate the advantages of a solar lifestyle. Site includes list of teaching resources.
Solar Electric Power Association
Last modified 2007-04-04 16:57:50
http://www.solarelectricpower.org
The Solar Electric Power Association is a nonprofit organization with 175 utility, electric service provider, manufacturer, installer, government, and research members. SEPA’s mission is to facilitate the use and integration of solar electric power by utilities, electric service providers, and their customers.
Solar Electricity Prices
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.solarbuzz.com/Solarprices.htm
Solar Energy Engineering at UMass Lowell
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://energy.caeds.eng.uml.edu/
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.seia.org/
Solar Energy International
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.solarenergy.org/
Workshops on installing solar PV, solar thermal, wind, micro-hydro, and renewable fuels, and a special workshop on renewable energy for educators. This nonprofit offers training online and at over 20 locations around the world.
Solar Now, Inc.
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.solarnow.org/
This site at Beverly High School in Beverly, MA offers tours of its solar and wind plant.
Solar Pathfinder
Last modified 2007-06-05 07:26:10
http://www.solarpathfinder.com
Tool for measuring solar angles at a site, checking for portion of day shaded.
Solar Radiation Monitoring Lab University of OR
Last modified 2008-12-01 10:14:45
http://solardat.uoregon.edu/
Freely accessible Insolation data from sites in several states, including at some schools.
Solar Rollers: a high school remote control solar car challenge
Last modified 2016-01-19 10:46:50
http://www.solarrollers.org
A project of Energetics Education, Solar Rollers challenges high school student teams to design, build, and race solar-powered remote control cars. Engaging many different types of learners, Solar Rollers teaches energy management, STEM skills, teamwork, self-confidence and problem-solving. Teams are supported with cutting-edge materials kits and extensive online resources.
Solar San Antonio
Last modified 2008-02-01 08:51:41
http://www.solarsanantonio.org/
Local organization in San Antonio, Texas, organizes annual solar fair, energy smart schools conference, and workshops for teachers and the public; SSA works with many other local organizations.
Solar Schoolhouse
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.solarschoolhouse.org/ssh.html
California-based workshops on renewable energy.
Solar Works, Inc. Home Page
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.Solar-Works.com/
These are the folks installing PV on schools in NY for NYSERDA, and they work all across the Northeast.
SolarOne Solutions
Last modified 2007-04-30 05:03:19
http://www.solarone.net/
SolarOne offers the Harvester, a portable PV system with either an 80W or a 240W solar panel, a deep-discharge battery, a TrueSine inverter, and a tilting mount, all on a rolling base. The company also offers accessories: water purifiers, efficient lamps, and a data-logger for the whole system.
Solmetric: Solar test and measuring equipment
Last modified 2007-06-05 06:49:41
http://www.solmetric.com/
Solmetric makes a digital camera with a special lens that takes a photo of a site and shows precisely how much solar exposure the point of reference will receive during the year.
STEM Solar Lab — Energizing Students
Last modified 2014-04-19 09:36:20
http://www.stemsolarlaboratory.com
The STEM Solar Lab is a 2kW grid-tied solar PV array for schools to use as a learning model for teachers and students. Accompanying curriculum is for grades 7-12. There is a focus on hands-on learning.
Students for Solar Schools
Last modified 2010-01-10 18:42:52
http://studentsforsolarschools.org/
A student-run organization linking student leaders and campus environmental groups with the common goal of advocating for solar panels on schools. Visitors and members can read inspiring stories of how students are bringing solar power to their school districts.
Sunlight Direct
Last modified 2007-04-01 15:30:35
http://www.sunlight-direct.com
Imagine using sunlight to light a room without windows. This company produces collectors that gather sunlight into fiberoptic cables, then distributes light via those cables into the interiors of a building. Skip that wasteful step of converting 15% of sunlight to electricity just to make light again!
SUNY-Farmingdale Solar Energy Center
Last modified 2007-05-23 11:21:45
http://info.lu.farmingdale.edu/depts/met/solar/
This institution educates practitioners about photovoltaic installation. Uses a few 20kW fixed and tracking arrays to teach about solar power.
Surface meteorology and Solar Energy
Last modified 2009-03-19 11:55:32
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/sse/
Resources, data for determining viability of renewable projects. For example, how much energy can we get from a solar hot water project in the Berkshires? Demonstrates use of satellite-derived meteorology and solar energy parameters.
The International Solar Energy Society
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.ises.org/
The SHArK Project Solar Hydrogen Activity Research
Last modified 2009-12-12 09:37:57
http://www.thesharkproject.org/
A kit for high school and college learners to study oxide semiconductors as a partial solution to a global energy crisis. A chance for chemistry students to participate in current scientific research.
The Solar Cooking Archive
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
http://www.solarcooking.org/
UMass Lowell Solar Energy Association
Last modified 2011-06-13 11:31:33
http://www.nesea.org/UMLSEA/
Now part of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.
Winchester Massachusetts Solar Challenge
Last modified 2008-07-19 12:04:00
http://winchestersolarchallenge.wetpaint.com/
Read how this community earned matching funds for solar panels on its schools.
Yellott Award for graduate studies in solar energy
Last modified 2007-04-02 13:00:16
http://www.ases.org/about/awards/yellott.htm
The American Solar Energy Society is pleased to announce the John and Barbara Yellott Award, given to a graduate student concentrating on solar energy in a recognized institution of higher learning.

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