Additional Resources

UNDERSTANDING ENERGY:

Electricity - A Secondary Energy Source - A general overview of electricity and the science behind it.

Renewable and Alternative Fuel Basics 101

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): Learning about Renewable Energy

NREL Renewable Energy Basics

NREL Student Resources on Renewable Energy

US Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE Renewable Energy Kids' Page

 

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RENEWABLE ENERGY ORGANIZATIONS:

Clean Energy States Alliance - Thirteen states across the U.S. have established funds to promote renewable energy and clean energy technologies. The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and technical services to these funds and to work with them to build and expand clean energy markets in the United States.

U.S. DOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - This is the official Web site of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). This site serves a dual purpose, directing you to detailed information about EERE, its programs, and the technologies that it is developing, while also providing a portal to worldwide information about energy efficiency and renewable energy.

National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) - The U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy research & development and a lead lab for energy efficiency R&D.

The Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (RERL) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst exists to promote education and research in renewable energy technologies. RERL focuses chiefly on wind energy in New England.

REPP-CREST - pioneering force publishing information about renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability available on the Internet.

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) - a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) has launched an exciting program to get the word out about green building, sustainable transportation, renewable energy, and more: the NESEA Network.

 

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BIOMASS RESOURCES:

Biomass Energy Research Association (BERA) - An association of biofuels researchers, companies, and advocates that promotes education and research on renewable biomass energy and waste-to-energy systems.

Bioenergy Information Network - A gateway to biomass resource analyses and delivery systems information.

 

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FUEL CELL RESOURCES:

U.S. Fuel Cell Council - The U.S. Fuel Cell Council is an industry association dedicated to fostering the commercialization of fuel cells in the United States. Our members include the world's leading fuel cell developers, manufacturers, suppliers and customers.

National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) - The mission of the NFCRC is to promote and support the genesis of a fuel cell industry by providing technological leadership within a vigorous program of research, development and demonstration.

Fuel Cells 2000 - The online fuel cell information center.

Fuel Cell Today - Fuel Cell Today is the global internet portal for companies and individuals with an interest in the commercialization of fuel cells. It is your single, free source for comprehensive and authoritative fuel cell news, commentary, resources and business opportunities.

 

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SOLAR / PV RESOURCES:

SolarConnecticut.org - is  produced by the University of Hartford's Engineering Application Center in collaboration with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.

Million Solar Roofs Department of Energy program announced in June 1997. The Million Solar Roofs Initiative benefits every one of us by: reducing emissions associated with power generation, providing secure and reliable sources of energy, creating high-tech jobs and keeping the U.S. solar energy industry competitive.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducts extensive research on photovoltaics and carries out programs to advance the implementation of solar electricity. The department’s website includes background information (both general and technical) as well as information about the department’s research and programs. There is a section on "Learning about PV" for teachers and students.

The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Colorado is one of the US DOE’s laboratories. It carries out research and development on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Its website includes background information photovoltaics, as well as an excellent online collection of photographs.

Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico also carry out extensive research on photovoltaics for the US DOE. The Sandia website includes considerable information on PV system design, components, and future directions for PV technology.

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is a nonprofit organization promoting the use of renewable energy sources and technologies. Its website includes the Schools Going Solar program, with information about the many solar schools across the country, and a database of state-by-state solar incentives.

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers, concerned with expanding the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace. Its website provides the industry perspective.

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is a nonprofit organization whose membership consists of more than 120 electric service providers, utilities, associations, manufacturers, government agencies, research organizations, and educational institutions from eight countries.

International Solar Energy Society (ISES) - ISES is a multi-faceted, global organization. A long history and extensive technical and scientific expertise find expression in a modern, future-oriented Society. Clearly defined goals, extensive communication networks and practical, real-world projects are the hallmarks of ISES.

 

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WAVE ENERGY RESOURCES:

Energetech is a renewable energy company. The company has developed a new and commercially efficient system for extracting energy from ocean waves and converting it to electricity. The Energetech technology now makes it possible for wave energy to provide a cheap, sustainable source of power to grid-connected and remote power users. 

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WIND ENERGY RESOURCES:

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) - promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world. a national trade association that represents wind power plant developers, wind turbine manufacturers, utilities, consultants, insurers, financiers, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry -- one of the world's fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world.

National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC) - identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, establishes dialogue among key stakeholders, and catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of an environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial market for wind power.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center - Information source for wind technology.

Wind Powering America Wind Powering America is a commitment to dramatically increase the use of wind energy in the United States. This initiative will establish new sources of income for American farmers, Native Americans, and other rural landowners and meet the growing demand for clean sources of electricity.

The New England Wind Map provides information important to the evaluation of prospective wind energy sites and the estimation of wind turbine performance. This resource was prepared by TrueWind Solutions, LLC and was sponsored by the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, Northeast Utilities Systems, and the Massachusettes Technology Collaborative Renewable Energy Trust.

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES:

Connecticut Climate Change The state of Connecticut is embarking on one of the most vital initiatives in the state's history by developing a comprehensive plan to significantly reduce its emission of greenhouse gases.

Safeclimate, a project of the Sustainable Enterprise Program at World Resources Institute, provides the tools, information, and connections to help you take positive action in your home, organization, and local community.

Clean Air Cool Planet The Northeast's leading nonprofit organization finding and promoting solutions to global warming.

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESOURCES:

Energy Efficiency Benefits - Center for Sustainable Energy

CTEnergyInfo

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INDUSTRY REPORTS:


Click the following links to download reports in pdf format

 

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