Renewable Energy Links
California Energy Commission (CEC) The
primary energy policy and planning agency for California.
Consumer Energy Center Providing
CA consumers information on renewable energy and fuel
alternatives, as well as tips on energy conservation.
DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) U.S.
Department of Energy portal for information on renewable energy.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) The
DOE's principal U.S. laboratory for renewable energy research and
SANDIA National Labs PV-specific
site including good system and component level information from
SANDIA's Photovoltaic Systems Program.
United Nations Energy & Environment Program The
UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address
environmental challenges at global, national and community levels.
Associations, Institutes & Nonprofit Organizations
Adobe Alliance A
nonprofit group dedicated to helping communities apply cooperative
building techniques in earth architecture.
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) Group
promoting energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier
economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) A
major information resource of wind energy for Texas.
American Council for an Energy Efficient
Economy (ACEEE) Nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing
energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity
and environmental protection.
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Non-profit
organization in Washington D.C. focused on accelerating the
adoption of renewable energy technologies into the mainstream of
American Hydrogen Association (AHA) Organization
providing information on the use of hydrogen as a fuel.
American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National
organization dedicated to advancing the widespread use of solar
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) National
organization advocating the development of wind energy as a
reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative.
Arizona Solar Center (AZSC) Nonprofit
organization whose mission is to promote the use and utilization
of solar energy.
Boston Area Solar Energy Association (BASEA) Fostering
the design and use of solar and sustainable energy technologies
through education, advocacy and the demonstration of practical,
cost effective techniques.
British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) Promoting
the use of wind power in and around the UK, both onshore and
Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) Institute
committed to a successful and sustainable future for 100% of
California Solar Center (CSC) Designed
to be a prime source of information on solar energy activity in
Canadian Association for Renewable Energies (WeCARE) National
Canadian association advocating the use of renewable energies.
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Nonprofit
trade association promoting the appropriate development and
application of wind energy in Canada.
Center for Alternative Technology (CAT) European
eco-center offering practical solutions to environmental problems.
Center for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technology (CREST) National
organization supporting the advancement of renewable energy
technology through policy research.
Centro de Estudios de la Energ?a Solar (Censolar-Spain) Solar
energy training center.
Clean Power Campaign Nonprofit
organization of environmental and public interest groups, and
renewable energy providers to promote increased electric system
reliance on sustainable use of energy resources.
Coalition for New Energy Technologies Coalition
working at the federal and state levels to advance renewable
energy and efficiency technologies in AZ, CO, NM, and UT.
Colorado Strawbale Association
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) Promotes
the use of solar energy and conservation to improve the
environment and create a sustainable future.
Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) Non-profit
organization that promotes renewable energy and energy efficiency
in western Colorado and beyond.
Cooperative Community Energy (CCEnergy) A
buyer’s cooperative providing quality renewable energy equipment
The Dharma House An
organization in the south of France that runs various courses in
solar energy and ecology.
Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT) Center
working to enhance the health of the planet by promoting a shift
to sustainable construction and development through leadership,
strategic relationships, and education.
Earth Energy Society of Canada (EESC) Society
incorporated to represent and promote earth energy technology as a
viable economic and environmental option in Canada's energy
Ecological Building Network
bringing advanced communications technologies to grassroots
Eco Soul Home of
the National Fuel Cell Education Program, focusing particularly on
renewable hydrogen and fuel cells.
El Paso Solar Energy Association (EPSEA) Association
providing practical information on solar energy and energy
efficiency, focusing on issues relating to the US Southwest.
Electric Auto Association (EAA) A
source of information on the current state of electric vehicle
Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA) Association
dedicated to helping transform the residential design, development
and construction industries to profitably deliver energy
efficiency and environmentally responsible buildings and
Find Your Genius Training
resource website for safety and other useful topics
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) Research
institute of the University of Central Florida focused on
renewable energy and energy efficiency research, training,
testing, and certification.
Future Energies U.K.
web log hosting articles and discussions on various energy related
Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building Promoting
natural building, and sustainable design and development through
research, training, education and consulting services.
Green LA Group of
environmental programs run by the Los Angeles Department of Water
and Power committed to supporting and embracing environmental
efforts towards a sustainable future.
Hollowtop's Sustainable Living Skills Provides
links and information on sustainable living skills.
International Energy Foundation (IEF) Organization
to facilitate the transfer of research and technology in all areas
of energy with special emphasis on developing countries.
International Solar Center Berlin General
information and links to international resources on renewable
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Council
with a mission to accelerate the sustainable utilization of
renewable energy sources and technologies in and through state and
local government and community activities.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Nonprofit
network for sharing ideas, resources, and information to promote a
sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center Organization
with a mission to provide experiential learning of Earth Literacy
based on the cornerstones of spirituality, sustainability and
National Biodiesel Board (NBB) National
trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the
coordinating body for research and development in the U.S.
New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA) An
educational nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting solar
energy and related sustainable practices.
North Carolina Solar Center (NCSC) A
clearinghouse for solar and other renewable energy programs,
information, research, technical assistance, and training for the
citizens of North Carolina and beyond.
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) Association
participating in creating a sustainable energy future in North
Carolina through the promotion of renewable energy technologies.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Leading
regional membership organization focused on promoting the
understanding, development, and adoption of renewable energy
Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) Dedicated
to promoting the benefits of renewable energy and to developing a
strong local renewable energy industry in Oregon.
Potomac Region Solar Energy Association (PRSEA) Works
to further the development, use of, and support for solar energy
and related arts, sciences, and technologies.
REED program at Green Mountain College GMC
has partnered with SEI as a cutting-edge practitioner in the field
of renewable energy and design/build.
Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) National
trade organization for the U.S. ethanol fuel industry.
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) An
entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient
and restorative use of natural, human and other capital to make
the world more secure, just, prosperous, and life sustaining.
Rural Renewable Energy Alliance RREAL
delivers solar heat to low-income families on public energy
assistance, making solar energy accessible to people of all income
internet directory to help socially responsible people and
Solar Cooking Archive Collection
of resources on solar cooking sponsored by Solar Cookers
Solar Living Institute (SLI) Nonprofit
educational organization that promotes sustainable living through
inspirational environmental education.
Sustainable Settings An
entrepreneurial non-profit organization that inspires people and
communities to embrace integrated solutions for sustainable
Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES) Group
dedicated to increasing the awareness of the potential of solar
and other renewable energy applications and to promote the wise
use of these sustainable resources.
Veggie Van Website Organization
promoting and providing information on the use of biodiesel fuel,
with a mission to transform America into an energy independent
World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) Globally
operated independent organization established to defend, develop,
and promote policies in favor of the wise and prudent use all
forms of natural and renewable energy.
Worldwatch Institute Independent
research group for an environmentally sustainable and socially
Rural Development Organizations
Builders without Borders International
network of ecological builders working together for a sustainable
Cubasolar A Cuban
NGO promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.
charitable organization developing and introducing sustainable
energy solutions for rural communities.
Engineering for Developing Communities (EDC) University
of Colorado program to educate globally responsible students who
can offer sustainable and appropriate solutions to the endemic
problems faced by developing communities worldwide.
Engineers without Borders Nonprofit
organization established to help developing areas worldwide with
their engineering needs, while involving and training a new kind
of internationally responsible engineering student.
Green Empowerment Nonprofit
international development organization promoting community-based
renewable energy projects internationally to generate social and
delivering solar power, health, education, and environmental
programs to small villages in the developing world.
Grupo Fenix A
cooperative network of engineers and local community people who
share a common passion for developing solar and renewable energy
technologies in Nicaragua.
Himalayan Light Foundation (HLF) NGO
working in Nepal to improve the quality of life in the Himalayan
region via the use of environmentally friendly renewable energy
Knightsbridge International (KBI) Not
for Profit Corporation dedicated to providing humanitarian
assistance and disaster relief worldwide without regard to race,
religion or national origin.
Native Energy Organization
committed to helping develop domestic renewable energy sources,
featuring Native American projects.
Palang Thai Thailand-based
non-profit organization dedicated to empowering grassroots
communities and small entrepreneurs to use renewable energy in
ways that support sustainable development and participatory
Plenty International A
village-based international development agency promoting local
self-sufficiency in economically disadvantaged or otherwise
Rancho Mastatal An
environmental learning and sustainable living center, retreat and
lodge located in the last virgin rainforest of Costa Rica’s
Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) Nonprofit
charitable organization founded to promote, develop, and
facilitate solar rural electrification and energy self-sufficiency
in developing countries.
Sustainable Nations Development Project Promotes
the sovereignty, environmental health, and cultural health of
Indigenous Nations through community-based appropriate technology
The Sustainable Village A
"social enterprise" providing solutions to global problems using
renewable energy and appropriate technology in developing
Village Earth An
organization that helps achieve sustainable community-based
development by connecting communities with global resources.
Renewable Energy Events
American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Conference Held annually
in a different state.
Aspen Valley Renewable Energy Day Held
annually in late August in Aspen, Colorado.
Midwest Renewable Energy Fair Sponsored
by the MREA each summer in Custer, Wisconsin.
solar festival sponsored by the Solar Living Institute in Hopland,
Online RE Educational Sites
Climate Change Provides
the latest news and information about climate change science,
global warming and alternative energy.
Energy Planet A
visual and interactive web directory of information resources
about renewable energy technology.
Energy Saving Secrets A
website containing over 100 articles on how to save energy.
Energy Trace Webzine A
comprehensive and up-to-date source on energy news, information,
jobs, events, products, and more.
Environment Resources A
directory of Environment related websites.
website linking consumers to solar professionals.
Fuel Cell Energy A
site dedicated to educating people about fuel cells.
Fuel From the Sun Site
exploring a variety of ways to harness the sun's solar energy.
Green Home Building Site
including a wide range of information about sustainable
architecture and natural building.
Green Made Simple Provides
information on energy efficiency incentives and rebates,
searchable by zip code.
information on renewable energy technologies in the Highlands and
Islands of Scotland.
My Green Scene An
information source for alternative technologies, and how they will
impact our future
Off-Grid A webzine
about living with renewable energy.
Peak Oil Project An
interactive learning reference on peak oil.
PV Portal Web link
to the world of solar energy.
Rainwater Harvesting Guide Rainwater
collection, recycling and reuse.
Review of Solar Cooker Designs Includes
information on the design of solar cookers.
about turning around our economy and environment
Society for Energy Education (SEE) Society
dedicated to fostering truth and understanding about the
production and consumption of energy resources and their impact on
the economy and the environment.
The Solar Guide A
guide to solar and renewable energy that makes the information
accessible and understandable.
Solar Power Consolidated
News: Solar Power, Solar Energy and Solar Electric Power.
SunWind Solar Notes
and links introducing important information about Solar Energy.
a unique reference point on sustainable construction.
a unique reference point on sustainable living.
Think Hydrogen Information
on the use of hydrogen as a fuel.
UK Energy Saving Advice
and tips on saving energy in your home and business
Chelsea Green Publisher
of books on sustainable living.
Rainwater Harvesting Guiding
principles to welcome rain into your life and landscape.
Hatcreek Publishing Information
on solar electric systems.
Home Power Magazine Hands-on
journal of home-made power.
Joiners Quarterly Journal
of Timber Framing, Traditional and Natural Home Building.
Journal of Energy Education A
forum for the discussion of educating the public about energy
consumption and production.
The Last Straw The
International Journal of Straw Bale and Natural Building.
Natural Home Magazine Offers
today's health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners the
information they need to practice earth-inspired living.
New Society Publishers (NSP) Publisher
focusing on books that contribute in fundamental ways to building
an ecologically sustainable and just society.
Renewable Energy Resources
Alternative Energy News Source News
on alternative energy.
American Energy Independence Promoting
the need for energy independence.
sustainable commerce and an eco-friendly lifestyle by providing
energy and resource saving goods that save money and save the
science directory designed to help its users find the online
science source, companies, products, services, and information.
focused on energy conservation and renewables.
of design related websites
by EcoIQ to promote speakers for conferences, meetings, training
Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainability Forum
seeking to facilitate information exchange and discussion among
those engaged in the field of science and technology for
source for information on the renewable energy field, including
solar energy research and consulting company.
Source for Renewable Energy Online
buyer's guide and business directory to renewable energy
businesses and organizations worldwide.
venue for collaboration, interaction, networking, and promotion of
Women's Organizations Links
Global Fund for Women International
grant-making foundation supporting women's human rights
organizations around the world.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Nonprofit
educational and service organization representing both student and
professional women in engineering and technical fields.
Tradeswomen, Inc. Organization
of trade professionals working together to provide fair and safe
conditions for women who work in the building trades.
Women in Technology International (WITI) Organization
designed to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined
possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership
and economic prosperity.
Women's International Center Nonprofit
education and service foundation with a mission to acknowledge,
honor and encourage women.
Women's Net Organization
bringing advanced communications technologies to women's
Women of Wind Energy (WOWE) A
group of individuals who support and encourage the participation
of professional women in the wind energy industry by providing
networking opportunities and student sponsorships.
Schools Going Solar An
IREC project focused on building a network, a community of people
who can share experiences with solar energy in schools.
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) National
association dedicated to ensuring the input of African Americans
and other minorities into the developments of energy policies, R&D
technologies, and environmental issues.
National Association of Women In Construction
Resources for Educators
Renewable Energy Education Resources
National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL's
Education Programs seek to promote science, mathematics and
technology education using renewable energy as the vehicle to
capture student interest.
The NEEd Project The
NEED Project creates networks of teachers and students interested
in promoting an energy conscious society while offering free grade
specific curriculum and kits for sale.
An Inconvenient Truth Lots
of good tips.
Florida Solar Energy Center Florida
Solar Energy Center’s site for teachers. Find classroom
activities, a calendar of events, kits, competitions, continuing
education opportunities, and general information on renewables.
The Solar School House Out
of California, this organization offers curriculum and solar kits
for sale while offering accredited teacher training workshops in
Renewable Energy for California teachers.
The Solar School House - Resources The
Solar Schoolhouse direct link to their resource page (solar ovens,
solar fountains, etc.)
New Mexico Solar Energy Association New
Mexico Solar Energy Association’s educational programs and
curriculum links for youth – good stuff.
Build It Solar Many
solar-based, hands-on projects from solar cookers to solar home
models to even more advanced projects.
Journey to Forever The
first-ever overland expedition from East Asia to Southern Africa.
Offers school children an active role in confronting the
environmental issues threatening the planet.
How to Build with Cob How
to make a cob bench.
UCSUSA The Union of
Concerned Scientists, a coalition of citizens and scientists for
environmental solutions, offers more technical papers, facts, and
solutions appropriate for high school students.
Design Coalition Efficient
home building curriculum for youth.
complete renewable energy curriculum designed for middle school
Oil Poster Great
resources for teachers on energy consumption and carbon footprint
activities. You can also sign up to receive a free poster on
world oil consumption at their home page. This poster is worth
the time to ask!
Earth Seeds Organization
dedicated to the proliferation of earth conscious curriculum
around the world. They offer educational kits for sale.
EarthSeeds has partnered with SEI to write their renewable energy
Windows to the Universe Bilingual
(English/Spanish) website for Earth Sciences. This one gets high
remarks from local teachers on content and usability.
Kid Wind Nonprofit
organization dedicated to improving science education while
introducing curriculum for wind power.
Winston Solar Life-sized
solar car race for high schools. Students design, build, and race
the solar cars that they create as a team.
CU Biodiesel CU
Biodiesel’s K-6 biodiesel curriculum.
Michael Blue Jay What
is a kilowatt? a great lesson on electrical terminology and an
energy saving worksheet, true cost of energy, and so forth.
Biodiesel Now A
resource for biodiesel run by Josh Tickell, From the Fryer to the
Fuel Tank. The newsletter gives great resources for biodiesel in
school busses and clean energy efforts.
Alternate Fuels This
site gives a list of alternative fuels with links to resources for
Home Power The
website for Home Power Magazine – tons of do it yourself ideas and
Renewable Energy Association’s kids page. MREA puts on a Renewable
Energy Fair every summer in Wisconsin with lots of educational
events for kids and adults.
Solar Thermal Animated
visuals for how solar thermal systems work.
of teachers based in Canada offering renewable energy curriculum
for high school.
Sustainable abc Helps
students design their own green buildings and learn more about
Sun Design Interactive
website that lets you calculate features of a passive solar home.
Energy Teachers This
site gives teachers the latest links and bibliographies on energy
Green Teacher A
collaborative effort of teachers all around North America. Their
lesson plans address all different learning styles, and they are
usually hands-on, creative, and impactful. SEI carries some of
their curriculum for sale.
Solar Now Dedicated
to renewable energy advocacy and education with an emphasis on
Photovoltaics (solar electric). This link sends you directly to
their experiments page.
Energy Quest A
students’ guide to alternative fuel vehicles.
Energy Science The
Colorado Energy Science Center’s K-12 programs and curriculum –
they have created extensive materials that address hands on
scientific learning with renewables
PPL Links to
curriculum by specific topic
Energy Hog A
project of Energy outreach Colorado - fun games scavenger hunt
homework hub cool resource for kids in a wide variety of subjects
Discover Engineering Great
science fair type projects ideas for kids and energy.
K-12 eenewable energy education program.
Resource Defense Council FAQ’s on global warming.
Stop Global Warming Join
the 810,788 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March,
and become part of the movement to demand our leaders reduce
carbon dioxide emissions now.
Climate Challenge The
Campus Climate Challenge is a project of more than 30 leading
youth organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Teach 12 12
half-hour lectures on our changing climate.
Energy Conservation and Audits
The Bonneville Power Association’s 3rd
– 8th grade curriculum for energy conservation
Aspen, CO’s Canary Initiative This
link will lead you directly to their “Calculate your Cox
E-Star More links
to energy efficiency appliances and actions
folks give presentations at schools regarding Energy
Conservation. I have never seen them present as they are
predominantly in the North East, Arkansas, and California. Their
website looks good, however.
Energy Star Info on
compact fluorescent light bulbs including faq’s, links to disposal
methods, and clean up and mercury information.
Solar Project Funding Sources
Schools Going Solar This
website gives resources for state financial incentives and grant
opportunities for schools going solar. There is also a database
of schools that have successfully implemented solar energy in
their schools around the country.
A Plus for Energy BP
Solar’s A+ for Energy grants for teachers.
Federal Grants Federal
education grant links.
Database for State Incentives for Renewable Energy
$1500 grants for social studies teachers
“Growing Clean Air” Small
kits to grow trees. Good for fundraising or environmental fairs.
National funding resources for youth initiatives Resources
for youth who want to create positive change in their communities.
Classroom Solar Energy Kits and Products
Solar World Solar
energy kits for sale.
Sciences Hareware -
How to build a human powered bicycle generator for your classroom.
NMSEA Offers a
comprehensive hands-on solar energy kit for sale.
Hydrogen fuel cell kits
Real Goods Green
products for sale. Real Goods is a leader in California on
sustainability and renewable energy education by hosting
conferences and fairs at their eco campus.
Backwoods Solar Established
online and catalogue distributer for renewable energy equipment.
A great source for solar fountain materials.
A source for scientific materials for teachers
Steves Pangler Science A
source for scientific materials and science project ideas.
Edmund scientific supply Kits
and goodies. Lots of sales and cheap shipping.
Solar Cooking Everything
you want to know about solar cooking and making your own solar
Direct link to the above sites page of solar cooker plans
Solar Household Energy, Inc. Expansive
website on solar cooking on a global level.
Frequently asked solar cooking questions and answers
RE Science Fairs and Competitions
Igniting Creative Energy Open
to students K-12, the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge is an
educational competition designed to encourage students to learn
more about energy and the environment.
International Youth Fuel Cell Competitition
NREL’s Junior Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition Annual
competition for Middle School Teams from all over Colorado. Find
out how to host one in your area.
The Solar Decathalon –
Every other year the National Mall in Washington DC hosts this
event. A great field trip and inspiration for youth.
NREL’s Middle School Science Bowl
This is the site for the National Science Bowl
The Internet Science and Technology Fair (ISTF)
was created to afford pre-college students in grades three (3)
through twelve (12) an opportunity to experience the excitement of
researching solutions to real-world problems involving science,
engineering and other technical fields of study.
Online Environmental Quizzes
My Foot Print An
eye-opening questionnaire to reveal your personal ecological
Inspiring Youth Success Stories and Initiatives
Youth united for a clean energy future Find
out about the youth efforts of the United States.
Free Webs “My name
is Shawn and I go to Skyview Jr. High. At my school there is a
project called Breakout. Students choose a topic, research it,
write a research paper, and then undertake a project called "Make
a Difference" and then present it.
Brower Youth Awards Honoring
Youth Leadership in Conservation, Restoration, and Preservation.
Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) in
recent years, the members of seac have realized the importance of
addressing energy. This organization includes middle school
through college age students.