Resources

American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates. ASES leads national efforts to increase the use of solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies in the U.S. More...

California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)

California Center for Sustainable Energy is a non-profit organization dedicated to Greening Your World. More...

California Energy Commission (CEC)

The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. More...

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. On this website you'll find information about the many initiatives underway at the CPUC. More...

California Solar Energy Industries Association (CAL SEIA)

The California Energy Industries Association (CAL SEIA) was founded in 1977 as a nonprofit solar industry trade association organized by professionals of the solar energy industry, which includes small scale solar thermal, photovoltaic, and solar thermal electric technology companies or others doing solar-related business in the State of California. More...

California Solar Initiative (CSI)

California Solar Initiative is part of the Go Solar California campaign and builds on 10 years of state solar rebates offered to customers in California's investor-owned utility territories: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E.) The California Solar Initiative is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission. More...

The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT)

The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) is a partnership of major environmental groups and private-sector clean energy companies. CEERT is a nonprofit public-benefit organization founded in 1990 and based in Sacramento, California. More...

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE)

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. More...

Large Solar Energy Projects

California's electric utility companies are required to using renewable energy to produce 20 percent of their power by 2010 and 33 percent by 2020. A main source of renewable power will be solar energy. More...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

The American Solar Energy Society, Solar Alliance, Solar Electric Power Association, Solar Nation and Vote Solar. More...

The Solar Alliance

The Solar Alliance is a state-focused alliance of solar manufacturers, integrators and financiers dedicated to accelerating the promise of photovoltaic (PV) energy in the United States. More...

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)

The Solar Electric Power Association is your unbiased non-profit resource for information about solar technologies, policies, and programs. SEPA focuses on working with electric utilities, but provides value to all businesses that have an interest in solar electricity. Learn more about SEPA. More...

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of 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. More...

SolarPACES

SolarPACES is an international cooperative organization bringing together teams of national experts from around the world to focus on the development and marketing of concentrating solar power systems (also known as solar thermal power systems). It is one of a number of collaborative programs managed under the umbrella of the International Energy Agency to help find solutions to worldwide energy problems. More...

Surveys

UC Davis Energy Institute

The UC Davis Energy Institute focuses and coordinates energy research and education on the campus and facilitates interactions with other institutes, laboratories, and programs across the nation and around the world. The breadth and depth of energy research on the campus supports the vision for building a world-class institute in energy with particular focus on sustainable energy system design. The Institute will also serve as home to a proposed Energy Graduate Group providing advanced degrees in energy science, technology, and policy. More...

UCSD Solar Resource Assessment

Engineers Help Power Solar Use by 'Mapping' the Sun. More...

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are jointly preparing a solar energy programmatic environmental impact statement (Solar PEIS). This Solar PEIS is a prelude to permitting or sponsoring large-scale solar electricity-generating installations in the Western United States, including the Southern California desert. The California Energy Commission, a cooperating agency to the federal agencies, has established this website section to assist the public in finding information about the Solar PEIS and opportunities to participate in the environmental analysis process. More...

Western Governors' Association: Energy

The Western Governors' Association develops and advocates policy for secure, reliable, diverse, affordable and environmentally sound energy for the western United States. Its currently collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy and NREL on the Southwest Concentrating Solar Power 1000-MW Initiative. More...

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