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Copper Increases Efficiency of Solar Cells   [New Window]

As if designed as an element in a futuristic novel, the Siemens Solar Group has used copper to design an environmentally friendly, solar-energy product that will provide power to the people of the 21st Century. The energy contained in the sunlight hitting the Earth each day is far greater than that generated by the human race by burning coal, oil, or nuclear power. Photovoltaic solar cells use the sunlight to generate electricity. They are quiet, give off no pollution, do not require much land and water to operate, and can be used to generate both electricity and fuels.

Alternative Energy Institute, Inc.   [New Window]

Alternative Energy Institute, Inc. was organized to educate the public about the impending non-renewable energy crisis, the search for solutions, and to improve the climate for development of new energy technologies. We are a group of concerned people who believe solutions can be found when people are aware of the problems facing the world.

Alternative Technology Association (ATA)   [New Window]

Established in 1980, the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a non-profit community group that aims to use and promote environmentally friendly technology. We are interested in renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind and water; building with natural materials and conserving energy. The ATA has around three thousand members across Australia, conducts regular meetings, workshops and courses, and produces a range of educational publications.

The American Solar Energy Society   [New Window]

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment. ASES promotes the widespread near-term and long-term use of solar energy.

Solar Energy International (SEI)   [New Window]

Solar Energy International (SEI) is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization whose mission is to provide education and technical assistance so that others will be empowered to use renewable energy technologies.

"Renewable energy resources of solar, wind and water can improve the quality of life and promote sustainable development throughout the world. Renewable energy systems are practical, reliable, cost- effective, and healthier for people and the environment." -[Solar Energy International]-

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)   [New Window]

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.

SEIA's membership is made up of more than 400 companies, with chapters in 22 states and a growing group of international contacts.

The International Solar Energy Society (ISES )   [New Window]

ISES has been serving the needs of the renewable energy community since its founding in 1954. A UN-accredited NGO present in more than 50 countries, the Society supports its members in the advancement of renewable energy technology, implementation and education all over the world.

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.

Solar Energy Laboratory   [New Window]

The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering's Solar Energy Lab (SEL) is the oldest of its kind in the world. It has been recognized nationally and internationally for accomplishments in practical applications for solar energy. UW-Madison's SEL was awarded the highest distinction given by the International Solar Energy Society, the Weeks award, for outstanding achievements in developing practical uses of solar energy.

How Solar Cells Work   [New Window]

From How Stuff Works - Includes Introduction to How Solar Cells Work, Converting Photons to Electrons, Silicon in Solar Cells, When Light Hits the Cell, Energy Loss, Finishing the Cell, Powering a House, Lots More Information! and Shop or Compare Prices.

U.S. Department of Energy   [New Window]
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Windpower Monthly     [New Window]     [Archives]

"Windpower Monthly is the leading news magazine of the international wind energy business, publishing non-stop since 1985. Fiercely protective of its independent status, the magazine provides balanced quality information on wind power and only wind power."   [-Windpower Monthly-]

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEATM)   [New Window]

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEATM) promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world.

AWEA is 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. If you are new to wind energy, you may want to visit the "Learn About Wind Power" page.