Here’s where I will be adding various sites and resources to help you find out additional information about alternative and renewable energy.
EnergyFactCheck.org – EnergyFactCheck.org is a resource for journalists, policymakers and others engaged in the debate over clean and renewable energy. Its purpose is to educate, inform and share perspectives in real time. EnergyFactCheck.org is designed to help ensure both sides of the story are told by responding to inaccuracies and misrepresentations with the facts on an industry that is popular, productive, growing and essential to America’s economy, energy independence and national security.
Photovoltaic – Spirit Solar are one of the leading installers of solar thermal (hot water) and solar photovoltaic (electricity) in England and Wales. Working with both commercial and residential properties, they can fulfill your solar needs.
Solar panels – Solar Guide is the leading resource for finding trustworthy solar & renewable energy installation professionals.
Corporate Sustainability Manager Training – Become a certified Corporate Sustainability Manager. Everblue Training Institute is a veteran founded, accredited educational institution (edu) that has an extensive curriculum, that includes multiple BPI Certifications, Renewable Energy Training, Weatherizatino Training, RESNET HERS Rater, LEED Accredited Professional, NABCEP Solar Certification, Corporate Sustainability, and Carbon Accounting.
Solar Sphere Learning Center – Solar power basics (how do solar panels work?), solar energy incentives, solar energy systems
Wind Energy Data & Information Gateway (WENDI) – Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) developed site to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind & Water Power Program and is intended to serve the information needs of a broad range of stakeholders in our nation’s efforts to increase wind energy’s contribution to U.S. electricity demand.
Solar and Wind Power Assessment Calculator – pop in your zip code and a few other pieces of information about your house, and get an assessment of whether wind or solar power (or both!) will work for you. Includes detailed information on alternative energy government incentives (both federal and local to your area), payback period, cash flow, and more!
Calfinder Home Solar Power – CalFinder is the largest network of solar contractors in the country. Have a look around the site and learn more about residential solar power. Once you are ready to receive estimates for adding solar panels to your home, just select the get estimates tab or fill out the short form.
EIA – Energy Information Administration – Official Energy Statistics from the US Department of Energy
Clean Technology Business Review – Clean Technology Business Review is a one stop resource for businesses focusing on developing environmentally sustainable energy, which use renewable and alternative energy sources to produce power.
Energy Business Review – Energy Business Review provides news and business updates of the energy industry. The website features a unique database of the leading companies within the energy industry and provides news, newsletters, articles, and report on stock prices, industry average and financial result of a company. It also presents comprehensive information on businesses based on Renewable and alternate energy sources like hydro power, wind energy, nuclear technologies and solar energy.
FuelEconomy.gov – US Department of Energy site lets you compare estimated MPG and annual fuel costs for all U.S. selling hybrids. It also shows each car’s carbon footprint.
Net Metering Programs by State – US Department of Energy site that provides detailed information on the different net metering programs by State. Net metering laws allow homeowners to sell the electricity they produce from solar cells or wind turbines back to the power company.