Solar Resources

American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

ASES is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment. ASES promotes the widespread near-term and long-term use of solar energy. ASES has regional chapters throughout the country and is the United States Section of theInternational Solar Energy Society.

California Energy Commission (CEC)

CEC offers a comprehensive resource for homeowners and businesses considering a PV system.

California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA)

CALSEIA supports the widespread adoption of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems by educating consumers, supporting solar legislation and conducting business in a professional and ethical manner.

Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)

CREST is a nonprofit organization that uses advanced computer and communications tools to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable development.

Clean Power Research

Clean Power Research is a firm that designs analytical methods to evaluate clean energy investments (Photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, energy efficiency) and builds software programs, such asĀ Clean Power Estimator, based on these methods. These programs are licensed to vendors and other parties to help their customers make purchase decisions.

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE)

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EERE)

EERE, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network, offers you a comprehensive on-line resource for energy efficiency and renewable energy information.

International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

ISES represents an international network of scientists, businesspeople, and decision makers in more than 118 countries around the world. These form a Global Alliance aimed at the advancement of renewable energy through research, technology transfer, commercialization, and education.

National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV)

The NCPV merges the core photovoltaic expertise of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Centers of Excellence in PV at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Institute of Energy Conversion at the University of Delaware. The NCPV serves as DOE’s initial point of contact for potential investors, customers, manufacturers, and distributors interested in all aspects of photovoltaic technology and applications.

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) – Weather/Climate Information

Provides summaries of weather and climate events.

New Jersey Energy Program

Information about New Jersey’s Clean Energy program.

New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

NABCEP is a volunteer board of renewable energy stakeholder representatives whose mission is to support and work with the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.

PG&E – Solar for your Home

Steps to install solar at your home.

PV Power Resource Site

Offers a focal point on the Internet for the coordination and dissemination of information regarding global photovoltaic technologies, applications, history, and resources.

Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaic Systems Program

Increase the world-wide use of photovoltaic power systems by reducing cost, improving reliability, increasing performance, removing barriers, and growing markets.

Provides a one-stop entry point for consumers into the renewable energy market through its Website.


Offers links to recent news stories and other relevant information for the global solar industry.

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)

SEPA is a collaboration of utilities, energy service providers and the photovoltaic industry working together to create and encourage commercial use of new solar electric power business models.

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

SEIA works to expand the use of solar technologies, strengthen research and development, remove market barriers, and improve education and outreach for solar.


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