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American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Provides information and advocacy for energy efficiency, the most cost-effective way to reduce our environmental footprints.
American Solar Energy Society
The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the United States chapter of the International Solar Energy Society.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, ASES sponsors numerous events including an annual solar conference that is the leading academic forum on advances in scientific and technical aspects of clean energy, as well as the National Tour of Solar Homes. Publishers of Solar Today magazine.
The Apollo Alliance
The Apollo Alliance provides a message of optimism and hope, framed around rejuvenating our nation's economy by creating the next generation of American industrial jobs and treating clean energy as an economic and security mandate to rebuild America.
Colorado Renewable Energy Society
CRES is a statewide nonprofit membership organization that works for the sensible adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by Colorado businesses and consumers.
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association
The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association represents and serves energy professionals and renewable energy users. They promote the use of solar energy and conservation to improve the environment and create a sustainable future.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is the most comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
927 15th St. NW, 4th Fl., Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-898-1610 1313 5th St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Tel: 612-379-3815
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
IREC's mission is to accelerate the sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources and technologies in and through state and local government and community activities. The group supports market-oriented services targeted at education, coordination, procurement, the adoption and implementation of uniform guidelines and standards, workforce development, and consumer protection.
PVWatt.Com - The Solar Energy Calculator. Determine how much energy your solar system will produce.
The Energy Grid - Powerful internet marketing support for the renewable energy industry - search engine optimization, web design, and web hosting.
Intelligent Universal Transformer (IUT), an EPRI project that may change the way we deliver power to buildings.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
The American government's leading research institution on solar, wind, biomass, and hydrogen. Extensive site with plenty of consumer information.
National Center for Photovoltaics
NCPV's mission is to mobilize national resources in photovoltaics by performing world-class research and development, promoting partnering and growth opportunities, and serving as a forum and information source for the photovoltaics community. Part of NREL.
New York Solar Energy Industries Association
NYSEIA is a not-for-profit group which promotes Solar Energy.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the nation's leading regional membership organization focused on promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies.
The Progress Group: Provides strategic planning, business and policy development that support clean energy, social justice, climate change and sustainability issues. They focus on mobilizing triple bottom line companies to engage in the policy process at the federal, state and local level around these issues. They help develop partnerships among public agencies, private companies, unions and non-profits. http://www.proggroup.com/
This website was started in 1998 by a group of renewable energy professionals who wanted their work to relate to their passion for renewable energy.
Solar Energy Industries Association
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
SWEEP promotes greater energy efficiency in a six-state region that includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
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