Further Reading on Renewable Power

EPA Green Power Partnership

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Renewable Energy Basics

 

DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Information Administration

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Center for Resource Solutions

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Tennessee Environmental Council

Renewable Energy World

Database for State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

Green Power Network

 

Solar Power

 

General Information

Solar Electric Power Association

Quick Guide to Solar Electricity (PDF)

Solar Photovoltaic Technology

Solar Power Rocks

 

Installation Planning

Basics of a Solar Electric System (PDF)

Consumers Guide: Get Your Power from the Sun (PDF)

Find a Solar Installer with NABCEP Credentials

Connecting Your Solar System to the Grid

Making the Most of Residential Photovoltaic Systems (PDF)

Solar Design: How to Build a Better Home (PDF)

 

Passive Solar

Passive Solar Design for the Home (PDF)

Passive Solar Technology Fact Sheet (PDF)

 

Wind Power

 

American Wind Energy Association

Distributed Wind Energy Association

Wind Energy Basics

Small Wind Electric Systems: A U.S. Consumers Guide (PDF)

 

Biomass Power

 

Biomass Magazine

Penn State University Biogas Production

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Consumer Energy Center

Energy Information Administration

 

Low-Impact Hydro

 

Low-Impact Hydropower Institute

Home Power Magazine

MicroHydropower.net

Alternative Energy: Micro Hydro Pros and Cons

Idaho National Laboratory for Resource Assessment

Canyon Hydropower Guide

Micro Hydro Systems Simplified (PDF)