Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Links

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For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of websites and books with loads of useful information about the development, deployment, and functionality of solar and wind powered renewable energy systems. Most of these links are geared toward the consumer, but many of them have additional links for the more technically-oriented and intellectually adventurous!

You can learn more about how governmental agencies and cooperative industry associations are working together to foster greater investment in renewable energy production. Financial incentives for renewable energy investments can be found here, too!

We’ve also included some sites that explore the issue of global climate change, and the environmental impacts of energy production. We encourage you to check out these sites; calculate your carbon dioxide contribution, and review what you can do to be part of the solution – including investing in a Wise Power System of your own!

SOLAR POWER

U.S. Dept. of Energy – Solar Energy

U.S. Solar Maps – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

PV Watts – Performance Calculator for Grid-Connected PV Systems

A Solar Roadmap – Southface.org

National Center for Photovoltaics – FAQ pages

WIND POWER

U.S Consumer’s Guide for Small Wind Electric Systems

Interstate Renewable Energy Council – Small Wind Pages

U.S. Department of Energy – Wind Energy Pages

National and State Wind Resource Maps – from the Renewable Resource Data Center

American Wind Energy Association – Small Wind Slideshow

Kid and Adult Friendly Tutorials about Wind Energy – from The Danish Wind Industry

Illustrated History of Wind Power Development, by Darrell M. Dodge

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Carbon Emissions Calculator- for Travel & Commuting

U.S Environmental Protection Agency – climate change

Greenpeace International – climate change

Climate Crisis Coalition

FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND OTHER LINKS

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Energy Facts: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – From Solar Energy International

Energy Star – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Information

Delaware Green Energy Program – Forms and Facts

A FEW BOOKS WE RECOMMEND

Power With Nature 2nd edition: Alternative Energy Solutions for Homeowners, by Rex A. Ewing (2006, PixyJack Press, LLC, Masonville, CO). This is a great introduction to small renewable energy systems.

Got Sun? Go Solar: Get Free Renewable Energy to Power Your Grid-Tied Home, by Rex A. Ewing and Doug Pratt, (2005, PixyJack Press, LLC, Masonville, CO). This book also covers the topic of small wind farms.

Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Small and Micro Wind Systems, by Paul Gipe, (1999, Chelsea Green Publishing Company). This book is quite accessible – written with the layperson in mind.

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming, by Dave Reay, (2006, Macmillan; New Ed edition). This is an excellent book about what we, as individuals, can do about the problem of global warming.

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