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Solar Resources and Links

Note: These links will take you out of the UVM Solar Panel Project Web site



How Stuff Works: How Solar Cells Work
by Scott Aldous
http://www.howstuffworks.com/solar-cell.htm
An in depth article about how solar cells work, energy loss, powering a house and more.


Million Solar Roofs.   Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN) US Department of Energy
http://www.millionsolarroofs.com/
DOE's initiative to promote the use of solar technology: information about solar partnerships around the country, financing and federal support.



Photovoltaics.  Consumer Energy Information: EREN Fact Sheets
US Dept. of Energy
http://www.eren.doe.gov/erec/factsheets/pvbasics.html
An introduction to photovoltaic (PV) technology and advice on purchasing a PV system.


Renewable Energy Vermont
http://www.revermont.org/
Advocates strengthening renewable energy in Vermont.  Offers education to public about solar and information about Vermont legislation supporting solar energy development.


Solar on Schools
http://solar-works.com/programs.htm#solaronschools
Information about schools in Vermont who are using solar energy and how to get your school involved.


Solar Data Acquisition
http://www.buildingenergyus.com/?datalogging
Find out more about solar data logging and real-time displays for residential or commercial applications.


Solar Power: FAQS
Peter Hemberger of the Renewable Energy Policy Project 
Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
http://www.crest.org/articles/static/1/995469913_2.html#solar
About renewable energy, information on the environmental effects, what happens when the sun doesn't shine, cost, policies to promote solar, why solar isn't used more.


Vermont Incentives for Renewable Energy
http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/map2.cfm?CurrentPageID=1&State=VT
Links to information on Vermont state and federal incentives for solar energy as well as a list of solar investment and awareness programs.


For more information also visit:
UVM Energy Management Office