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  • **New**NREL Open PV Project  http://openpv.nrel.gov/time-mapper   An animated visualization showing PV installations being installed across the U.S. through time – 2000 to present.

 

  • NRDC/DOD Renewable Energy and Defense (READ) Database   http://www.nrdc.org/energy/readgdb.asp  First-of-its-kind mapping and analytic tool, which provides Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and is available online to help renewable energy developers identify appropriate sites for renewable projects such as utility-scale wind, solar, and geothermal energy facilities, that are unlikely to interfere with military activities and training, and have the fewest environmental conflicts.

NON PROFIT, LABORATORY, AND GOVERNMENT WEBSITES

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy  http://www.aceee.org

American Solar Energy Society  http://www.ases.org

Arizona Solar Center   http://www.azsolarcenter.com

Business Council for Sustainable Energy http://www.bcse.org/ 

California Solar Center   http://www.californiasolarcenter.org

Canadian Association for Renewable Energies   http://www.renewables.ca

Carbon Calculator   http://www.carbonify.com/carbon-calculator.htm

Climate Change Issues and Strategies   http://www.bcse.org/

Earthwatch   http://www.earthwatch.org

Ecomall   http://www.ecomall.com

Energy Data and Statistics   http://www.eia.doe.gov/fueloverview.html

Department of Energy   http://www.energy.gov

Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)  http://www.eere.energy.gov

Environment and Energy Study Institute  http://www.eesi.org/ 

Energy Information Administration   http://www.eia.doe.gov

Environmental Protection Agency   http://www.epa.gov

EPA Emissions Calculator   http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_calculator.html

Florida Solar Energy Center   http://www.fsec.ucf.edu

Global Environmental Technology Foundation   http://www.e-alliance.info

Green Power   http://www.eren.doe.gov/greenpower

High performance Buildings   www.sbic.org

Home Energy Saver   http://hes.lbl.gov

Interstate Renewable Energy Council   http://www.irecusa.org

International Solar Energy Society   http://www.ises.org

National Center for Photovoltaics   http://www.nrel.gov/ncpv

National Renewable Energy Laboratory  2011 Solar Guide for Local Governments and Communities  http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/47692.pdf

North Carolina Solar Center   http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu

Public Action   www.solarnation.org

Renewable Energy Analysis   www.rmi.org

Renewable Energy Policy Project   http://www.repp.org

Sandia National Laboratories   http://www.sandia.gov

Small Business – Center for Small Business and the Environment  http://www.aboutcsbe.org

Solar Cookers International   http://solarcooking.org

Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory   http://cimar.me.ufl.edu/SOLAR/

Solar Energy Industries Association   http://www.seia.org

Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation (SEREF)   http://www.serefonline.org

The Solar Foundation http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/ 

Solar Radiation Resource Maps   http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/old_data/nsrdb/atlas/redbook

Solar Rating and Certification Corporation   http://www.solar-rating.org

State Renewable Energy News   http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/emaa/projects/sren/index.html

The Stella Group Ltd.   http://www.thestellagroupltd.com

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council   http://www.sbicouncil.org

U.K. Solar Energy Society   http://www.brookes.ac.uk/other/uk-ises/home.html

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY CALCULATORS

Interactive Map on Gasoline Pricing 

CLIMATE – Easy access to 106 years of climate data is now available at a new website just launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/climate/research/cag3/cag3.html

 

COMMUNITY WASTE SITES – The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department website that provides free, detailed information about waste sites, factories and other hazards for neighborhoods and communities around the nation

http://www.hud.gov/offices/cio/emaps/index.cfm

 

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION – U.S. DOE’s Distributed Power

http://www.eren.doe.gov/distributedpower

 

EMISSIONS (EPA) – EPA’s Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of all electric power generated in the United States

http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/egrid/index.html

 

ELECTRICITY GENERATION (USA)

Only 11,400 megawatts (MW), or roughly 4%, of the 296,000 MW of new power generation capacity needed by 2015 will be fired by coal, according to a new study by RDI, a research unit of Platts, the energy information. The 296,000-MW total for all new generation is the equivalent of 592 utilityscale, 500-MW plants. Natural gas will be the fuel of choice for 279,000 MW of the new capacity and the remaining 5,600 MW will be made up by renewable energy, including hydro, solar and wind technologies, Platts said in a new report, “New Coal-Fired Generation: The Race Is On.” The current installed base of power plants in the U.S. is roughly 780,000 MW, with coal units generating about 52% of current electric output. http://library.northernlight.com/FB20011126600000251.html

 

ELECTRIC VEHICLES – FUEL COSTS FOR EVs

Southern California Edison has set up a Website calculator that estimates a customer’s cost of fueling an electric vehicle and the effect on an electricity bill.

http://tinyurl.com/26v78bt

 

Southern California Edison Power and Environment Website on Electric Vehicles

http://www.sce.com/PowerandEnvironment/PEV/default.htm?from=pev

 

ENERGY STAR APPLIANCE CALCULATOR

Whirlpool has an energy savings calculator for their ENERGY STAR appliances

http://www.energy.whirlpool.com/savings_calculator_input.html

 

EPA GREEN POWER PARTERS – Comprehensive list of EPA’s Green Power Partners

http://www.epa.gov/grnpower/partners/index.htm