Links to Other Green Websites
Alabama Environmental Council
Renewable Energy World
Alternative Energy News
Nexus Energy Center
Simple DIY Home Solar Energy System
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.
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
local non-profit organization with the Mission Statement: Merge Industrial energy technology with Academia, Utilities and Government
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