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
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
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
An introduction to photovoltaic (PV) technology and advice on purchasing a PV system.

Renewable Energy Vermont
Advocates strengthening renewable energy in Vermont.  Offers education to public about solar and information about Vermont legislation supporting solar energy development.

Solar on Schools
Information about schools in Vermont who are using solar energy and how to get your school involved.

Solar Data Acquisition
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)
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
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