When you have been involved in this industry for five decades, it’s hard to look at where solar energy is today -- compared to where it was in the 1970s -- and not be thankful.
- Arizona Science Lab - Here Comes the Sun Workshop flyer
This IEEE Arizona Science Lab workshop focuses on solar panel design and its application in a solar powered model car. The workshop is designed for grade levels 4-9.
- DOE - Solar Energy Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy funds R&D to develop solar energy technologies. Learn about DOE solar energy programs and initiatives, how to use solar energy and get financial incentives, and access solar information.
- DOE - SunShot Inititiative
The DOE SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national initiative to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade. Reducing the installed cost of solar energy systems by about 75% will drive widespread, large-scale adoption of this renewable energy technology and restore U.S. leadership in the global clean energy race.
- NREL - Open PV Project
The OpenPV project is a free database of real American solar project info sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. It has data on over 160,000 solar systems across the country - where they are, how big they are, how much they cost, and more. It's all illustrated in a Visualization Gallery with charts and graphs.
- Photovoltaic Power Resource Site
PV Power, Inc. is a direct distributor of solar power-related equipment in North America.
Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaics Program
Sandia’s solar PV work is focused on developing cost-effective, reliable photovoltaic energy systems and accelerating the integration of PV technology in the United States and globally.
- TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Lab - PTL
Formerly called Arizona State University PTL, TÜV Rheinland PTL is a world-renowned facility for PV technology testing located in Tempe, Arizona. It is a partnership between the TÜVRheinland®, a provider of independent testing, assessment, and certification services for industry; and Arizona State University (ASU). Locally, the ASU PTL has been providing testing services to the photovoltaic (solar) power marketplace since 1992.