United States of America

United States of America

ACEEE, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
A nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.

ASES, American Solar Energy Society
The American Solar Energy Society is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment. ASES promotes the widespread near-term and long-term use of solar energy. ASES sponsors the National Solar Energy Conference, publishes Solar Today TODAY magazine and Advances in Solar Energy, publishes white papers, sponsors issue Roundtables in Washington, DC, distributes solar publications, organizes a Solar Action Network and has regional chapters throughout the country. ASES is the United States Section of the International Solar Energy Society. The site features a National Tour of Solar Homes, Solarguide, Publications Catalog and an agenda.

CDIAC, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
This center, which includes the World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases, is the primary global-change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). CDIAC's data holdings include records of the concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases in the atmosphere; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level.

DOE, United States Department Of Energy
The Department of Energy is a leading science and technology agency whose research supports our nation's energy security, national security, environmental quality, and contributes to a better quality of life for all Americans. 

EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming Web Site
The EPA Global Warming Site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA's climate change programs and activities are an integral part of the Agency's mission and purpose. With the Global Warming Site, EPA strives to present accurate information on the very broad issue of climate change and global warming in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, business, public officials and governments. The website offers FAQs, publications, presentations and includes online tools.

EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute
EPRI is a nonprofit organization committed to providing science and technology-based solutions of indispensable value to its energy customers. The site features a searchable database, with several papers and reports on photovoltaics.

EERE, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy EERE) invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the ecoomy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

EERC, Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota
The philosophy of the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is to improve global quality of life by providing leadership in visionary multidisciplinary research and development leading to demonstration and commercialization of innovative, clean, efficient energy technologies and of environmental technologies addressing the protection of air, water, and soil.

NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This site is closely related to the site of the NASA Headquarters site.

NCPV, National Center for Photovoltaics
The NCPV, which was established by the US Department of Energy in 1996, serves to mobilize US 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.
The NCPV website provides information about the Centre and the United States PV programme, as well as a good resource area containing PV-related background information, educational material and news.

NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The website of the U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research, development and deployment.

ORNL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducts basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security. The website features access to the library.  

PRSEA, Potomac Region Solar Energy Association
The regional chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), representing Maryland, Virgina, and the District of Columbia.

PVUSA, Photovoltaics for Utility Systems Applications
PVUSA is a national public-private partnership that is assessing, enhancing and demonstrating the viability of utility PV systems. The site lists utilities, government agencies, and companies involved in the photovoltaic industry.

Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia is a national security laboratory operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Co. Sandia designs all non-nuclear components for the nation’s nuclear weapons, performs a wide variety of energy research and development projects, and works on assignments that respond to national security threats — both military and economic.
The website of Sandia includes a photovoltaics splash page with the Photovoltaics Program

SEIA, Solar Energy Industries Association
The Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors and installers. SEIA's primary mission is to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace. National members combined with chapter members in 22 states exceed 500 companies providing solar thermal and solar electric products and services. The site includes event calendar, solar energy publications, educational materials and a directory of the U.S. photovoltaics industry.

University of California, Energy Institute
The mission of the University of California Energy Institute is to foster research and educate students and policy makers on energy issues which are crucial to the future of California, the nation, and the World. The Energy Institute is the only research unit in the U.C. system that focuses broadly on energy. The importance of this research derives from the fact that energy systems provide enormous benefits and pose huge liabilities. Energy use is both essential to economic prosperity and an important cause of environmental problems. The objectives of UCEI's research are to solve important energy problems, enrich the faculty through the intellectual challenges inherent in these problems, and increase their research funding opportunities. Energy Institute research covers the general areas of resources and supply technologies, energy use efficiency, and the impacts of energy use on health, the environment, and the economy.

University of Idaho, Library
The site features engines to search for books, articles and government documents.

UPVG (Utility Photovoltaic Group)

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