University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory
Solar maps are available on this website. Used in tandem with immediate meteorological data they can be used to help size a solar array, design a home or give an idea what to expect from the sun. Instruction is available to explain the use of such a map, as well as some background information.
† http://www.solarnow.org/activ_2.htmThis is a pretty decent site but could use some more detailed information. Solar Now Inc. offers examples of experiments that can be done with household products to figure out what materials absorb solar energy. There are also stories about grade school kids designing solar powered cars.
Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
††††††††††††††††††††††† The information on this website is presented in a clear and easy-to-access format.† Membership to SEPA includes over 120 electric service providers, associations, utilities, government agencies, research organizations, and educational institutes from eight countries.† SEPA works directly with Department of Energy on special projects.† Topics of interest at this site include, solar power solutions and basics, photovoltaic installation, interconnection information, going solar, publications, events calendar, and solar links.† The information covered is more than adequate, but often gives links to more detailed explanations.
Olympia Solar Workshops† Link to Climate Solutions at The Energy Outreach Center, 610 East 4th Avenue, Olympia
Copious amounts of solar information are available at this site.† The concentrated knowledge is geared for international consultation on researching, developing and investing in solar power.† The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in Europe and Asia.† Global comparisons of solar power installation, and solar energy costs are easily accessible here.† This website even doubles as a consumerís buying guide for solar modules.† While there be sure to take a look at the extensive glossary and fast facts.††††††††† BB
National Center for Photovoltaics
A great site with an over-abundance of information pertaining to photovoltaics; from research and development to fabrication and installation.† It'll take as long to go through as it did to read the Renewable Energy chapters.† AE
This is the website for Solar Energy International.† They offer an amazing amount of workshops on many types of renewable energy sources.† They have updates on projects the organization is working on in the United States and in developing countries. AW
www.pvportal.com† PV Portal.† A link that contains breaking news pertaining to photovoltaic technologies.† This site is updated routinely, most recent article listed was February 19.† Listings of prices for modules, as well as companies found within countries that manufacture, install or design photovoltaic systems.† Found the site easy to use and pertinent.† AE