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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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American Solar Energy Society
Abstract: The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the United States section of the International Solar Energy Society. A nonprofit, ASES is dedicated to the development and adoption of renewable energy in all its forms. Its website includes resources for renewable energy, as well as links to Solar Energy Home Tours in each state.
Source: American Solar Energy Society
Clean and renewable energy basics
Abstract: An extremely comprehensive portal to curriculum materials about the state of the art research being done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Department of Energy. This portal covers virtually every type of renewable energy being researched. Appropriate materials for every level.
Source: National Renewable Energy Lab
Courses in Solar Energy
Abstract: Designed for high school and college curricula, these courses cover an introduction to solar power and the principles of passive solar design for a homesite in Northern New Mexico. Many of the principles, however, relate to other locales.
Source: New Mexico Solar Energy Association
Energy Lesson Plans
Abstract: There are tremendous resources here for higher education, as well as K - 12.Here you'll find information for lesson plans, curriculum, and educational materials for teaching students about energy, particularly energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Source: Department of Energy
Independent Solar Electric Homes [PDF]
Abstract: Utility independent, or remote, solar electric systems provide electricity for buildings that are not connected to an electric utility. Photovoltaics (PV) have been used to power remote homes for years. Applications vary from simple systems that charge a trailer battery, to complete home power systems that run everything from power tools to microwave ovens. This brief covers the basics of what you need to get started. For more hands-on information and examples of remote solar homes, see Home Power Magazine.
Source: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Million Solar Roofs
Abstract: This commercial website has information about portable solar panels, solar energy kits, and roof mount systems.
Source: Million Solar Roofs
Shareware Design Tools
Abstract: Sustainable By Design provides a suite of shareware design tools on sustainable energy topics.
Source: Sustainability by Design
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