Important Information About Solar Energy.
National Solar Energy Industries Association: http://www.seia.org/
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the solar energy industry. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Similiar advocacy associations include: VoteSolar, SEPA, ASES, and SolarNation.
Mid-Atlantic & Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Associations: www.mseia.net
MSEIA is the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National SEIA. Established in 1997, MSEIA is a highly-effective non-profit membership organization created to advocate for solar energy incentives, create permanent solar energy jobs, a renewable energy infrastructure, and promote solar energy as a viable energy source. MSEIA serves NJ, PA and DE. Solardelphia is an active member of MSEIA, and the PA Chapter (PASEIA.)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory – The Open PV Project: http://openpv.nrel.gov/
The Open PV Mapping Project is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and the public that is compiling a database of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States. The data will help users understand historical and current trends in the PV market. This is and will continue to be a fascinating resource.
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy: http://www.dsireusa.org/
A state-by-state look at solar incentives, policies, legislation, regulations and market viability. DSIRE also includes links to individual state programs and resources.
Information on Pennsylvania’s state rebate program. Includes contractor qualifications and applications, resources for consumers, metrics on the remaining funds in the program and other useful information from the PA Department of Environmental Protection.
The New Jersey Clean Energy Program: http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy
New Jersey has the 2nd most installed PV capacity in the country, after California. The New Jersey Clean Energy prgram (NJCEP) is making renewable energy technologies like solar, wind, and biomass affordable, practical, and just plain smart! Visit NJCEP’s site for information on NJ’s renewable energy incentives, including a robust SREC market for commercial solar projects, program metrics and history. You can also call 866-NJSMART for more information.
Renewable Energy World: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home?storyTypeId=16
A leading, comprehensive news and information source for the renewable energy industries. Sign up for their great newsletters and updates!
Solar Energy International: http://www.solarenergy.org/resources
This is one of our favorite sites and organizations. SEI has been leading the way in solar training and education for 20 years. Founded in 1991 as a non-profit educational organization, SEI has the most accredited and prestigious training programs (from solar PV to micro-hydro) and is on the forefront of renewable energy education. Solar Energy International also works with grassroots and development organizations to promote sustainability and improve quality of life worldwide through outreach programs throughout the world.
US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/
Information on Federal solar initiatives and importantly, Research & Development. The Solar Energy Technologies Program focuses on developing cost-effective solar energy technologies that have the greatest potential to benefit the nation and the world. SETP works with industry, national laboratories, and universities to perform research and development and support program management.
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