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Links to Other Green Websites

Learn more about the AlabamaSAVES loan program for renewable enrgy projects with a 10 year or less payback 
Download the free 356-page Department of Energy booklet, Energy Saver's Booklet: Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home from

Solar Energy Industries Association

   source of lots of detailed statistics in the solar industry :

   the national trade association in the U.S., they represent all  
   organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the
   development of solar energy. 
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What is Solar Energy?  History and Cost, Types of Solar Cells, Benefits, Applications, ...
ScienceDaily > Tech > Solar Energy
"Your source for the latest research news ..."
Mother Earth News  > Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy World > Solar Energy News & Information
ALCSE (Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy)
local non-profit organization with the Mission Statement:  Accelerate the transition to sustainable, clean energy throughout Alabama
Energy Huntsville
local non-profit organization with the Mission Statement:  Merge Industrial energy technology with Academia, Utilities and Government
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NREL's PVWatts® Calculator

NREL is a national laboratory of the US DoE (Dept of Energy)

Estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world.
It allows homeowners, small building owners, installers and manufacturers to easily develop estimates of the performance of potential PV installations.

It has a PVWatts Calculator which allows the user to enter your location, size of solar system, type of panel, mounting (roof, ground, tracking, …), degree of tilt and South/West/East/North orientation (Azimuth)

It even takes into account

  • real system losses

  • the weather/amount of sunlight in our location

  • losses due to ineffiencies of panels in extreme heat 
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