Renewable Energy Resources

  1. 1.General Renewable Energy Links

  1. a.U.S. Department of Energy (DOE):

  2. b.U.S. Department of Energy, Illinois Page:

  3. c.U.S. Dept. of Energy– Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE):

  4. d.Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO):

  5. e.Illinois Wind:

  6. f.(NREL) Wind Research:

  7. g.(NREL) Photovoltaic Research:

  8. h.National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL):

  9. i.Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA):

  10. j.USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE):

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  1. 2.Installation

  1. a.Build It Solar:

  2. b.American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) – Small Wind Suppliers:

  3. c.Windustry:

  1. 3.Codes, Standards and Product Certification Information

  1. a.Solar America Board for Codes and Standards:

  2. b.Underwriters Laboratories (UL):

  3. c.Solar Ratings Certification Corporation (SRCC):

  4. d.Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC):

4. Interconnection and Net-Metering

  1. a.ComEd:

  2. b.Ameren:

  3. c.Ameren:

  4. d.DSIRE:

e. IL Attorney General:

5. Financing & Incentives

  1. a.Database of Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE):

  2. b.The Tax Incentives Association Project (TIAP):

  3. c.USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE):

6. Training, Certification, and Jobs

  1. a.Boots on the Roof:

  2. b.North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP):

  3. c.Midwest Renewable Energy Association:

  4. d.IBEW 134:

  5. e.Solar Energy International (SEI):

  6. f.Solar Energy Industries Association:

  7. g.AWEA Careers in Wind:

  8. h. Interstate Renewable Energy Council Training Catalog:

7. Resources for teachers/kids

  1. a.The NEED Project:

  2. b.National Science Teachers Administration:

8. Local and National Renewable Energy Associations

  1. a.Illinois Renewable Energy Association:

  2. b.Illinois Solar Energy Association:

  3. c.Illinois Wind Working Group (IWWG):

  4. d.Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA):

  5. e.Illinois Wind:

  6. f.Illinois Wind Energy Association (IWEA):

  7. g.Midwest Renewable Energy Association:

  8. h.American Wind Energy Association (AWEA):

  9. i.Solar Energy International (SEI):

  10. j.American Solar Energy Society (ASES):

  11. k.Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

  12. l.Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC):

  13. m. NationalRenewableEnergyLaboratory(NREL):

  14. n.The NEED Project:

  15. o.Solar America Board for Codes and Standards:

  16. p.North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP):

  17. q.Illinois Clean Energy Foundation:

9. Publications / Books

a. The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower by Dan Chiras

  1. b.Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory and Hunter Lovins

  2. c.The Renewable Energy Handbook: A Guide to Rural Energy Independence, Off-Grid and Sustainable Living by William H. Kemp

  3. d.$mart Power: An Urban Guide to Renewable Energy and Efficiency by William H. Kemp

e. Got Sun? Go Solar: Get Free Renewable Energy to Power Your Grid-Tied Home by by Rex A. Ewing; Doug Pratt

f. Passive Solar House: The Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling Your Home by James Kachadorian

g. Photovoltaic Systems by Jim Dunlop

  1. h.Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual by Solar Energy International

  2. i.Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy by Charles Christopher Newton

  3. j.How to Design and Build a Solar Swimming Pool Heater by Frank deWinter

  4. k.Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers by German Solar Energy Society (DGS)

l.  Solar Thermal Systems: Successful Planning and Construction by Felix A. Peuser, Karl-Heinz Remmers, Martin Schnauss

  1. m.Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes by John A. Duffie, William A. Beckman

n. Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems by Bob Ramlow, Benjamin Nusz

o. Advances in Wind Energy and Conversion Technology (Environmental Science and Engineering/ Environmental Science) by Sathyajith Mathew and Geeta Susan Philip

  1. p.Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines by Martin O. L. Hansen

  2. q.Power from the Wind: Achieving Energy Independence by Dan Chiras, Mick Sagrillo, and Ian Woofenden

  3. r.Wind Energy Explained by James F. Manwell, Jon G. McGowan, Anthony L. Rogers

  4. s.Wind Energy: Fundamentals, Resource Analysis and Economics by Sathyajith Mathew

  5. t.Wind Energy Handbook by by Tony Burton, David Sharpe, Nick Jenkins, Ervin Bossanyi Wind books by Paul Gipe:

  6. u.Wind Energy Basics Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business Wind Energy Comes of Age Wind Power in View

10. Magazines

  1. a.Renewable Energy World

  2. b.Recharge:

  3. c.Renewable Energy Focus:

  4. d.Sun and Wind Energy:

  5. e.Home Power:

  6. f.Renewable Energy Magazine:

  7. g.Photon International:

  8. h.Solar: A PV Management Magazine:

  9. i.Solar Pro:

  10. j.Solar Today:

  11. k.Solar Industry:

  12. l.Solar Thermal:

  1. 11.Sample PPA and Lease

a. Sample Lease and PPA

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