online Solar powered systems resources

Compilation of online solar energy resources.

Best solar new technologiesSolar Technologies

For a good introduction to the photovoltaic technology, see: Abengoa Solar PV.

For information on concentrated solar power, see Solana and Abengoa Solar Concentrating Power.

Best Solar VideosSolar Videos

See our videos:
Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar Room Heating

Introductory videos:
National Geographic, Discovery, Times.
Abengoa Solar, NRL (concentrated solar power).

Residential solar powered applications:
UK's Energy Saving Trust videos
Water heating systems
Photovoltaic systems

For a technical view of the solar photovoltaic manufacturing and research, see NRL PV. For debates on solar energy, see ASES or SEI Video.

Best solar case studiesSolar Guides

Introductory guides:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Florida Solar Energy Center

Your Home

SolarWorld USA

Solar power for kids:
EIA Solar power for kids

Technical information on solar thermal systems (hot water and space heating and cooling):
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSE) and
FSE water systems.

Case studies: ASES, Sanyo Solar, Kyocera Solar.

Solar Best NewsSolar News

The Solar Foundation;
The Solar Electric Power Organization

Best solar calculatorsBest solar softwareSolar Software and Calculators

Solar Photovoltaic systems:
PVWatts calculator, from the National Renewable Energy Lab

Solar water heating (including pools): Solar Water Heating Model
Solar air heating projects: Solar Air Heating Model
The impact of the building envelope on energy performance: Passive solar projects.

Best maps and tables insulationSolar Maps and Resources

World Solar Map
US Solar Maps
Europe Solar Maps
Australia Solar Map

Best solar installersSolar Organizations

EPIA: European Photovoltaic Industry Association, the world's largest industry association.
ESTIF: European Solar Thermal Industry Association
Australian solar energy society
Solar Energy Society of Indian
USA organizations:
American Solar Energy Society (ASES): publishes Solar Today magazine in USA.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): fundamental research and technology development.
Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE): PV
Solar Energy International (SEI)
Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA): 200 utility, electric service provider, manufacturer, installer, government, and research members.
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): North American association of manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers.
Solar Rating and Certification Corporation
The International Solar Energy Society




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