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Illinois Solar Energy Association
IREC, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Schools Going Solar, Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
Solar Schools. Solar Quest @ EcoSage, Inc


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American Solar Energy Society, The
Type: Web site
Summary: The American Solar Energy Society is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of US citizens and the global enrivonment. ASES promotes the widespread near- and long-term use of solar energy.
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Chicago GreenTech
Type: Case Study - Web site
Summary: A model for the nation. Chicago Green Tech is only the third building in the United States to be designed using the highest standards of green technology available. It is the only one of the three that is a renovation of an existing building and the only one a...
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Energy Information Sheets
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Energy Information fact sheets (30 as of October 2004) on a broad range of energy topics are provided. Each sheet has links to additional sources. Topics include oil prices, petroleum consumption, renewable energy, natural gas reserves, degree days and more.
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Energy Savers Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary provides non-technical definitions for energy-related terms.
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Energy Savers: A Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Learn what energy efficiency programs are going on in your state, and follow short cuts to technology information on appliances, all aspects of solar, geothermal, hydropower and wind energy. Use interactive evaluation tools, animations, fact sheets and more a...
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Energy Star for K-12 School Districts
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday - List - Web site
Summary: ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program(EPA and DOE) helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR provides tools and guidelines for energy management appropriate for school administrators; it pro...
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Federal Energy Management Program
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: FEMP provides recommendations on efficient equipment, new construction and retrofits, energy efficient operations and how to manage your utilities. It offers links for conferences, events, and a portal to EERE (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) for cons...
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GIS Index of Maps
Type: Web site
Summary: ESRI's GIS has developed maps for various resources and for specific projects. Maps include interactive maps and renewable energy atlas of the west for biomass, geothermal, solar and wind; solar maps and maps of federal energy management programs.
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Glossary of Related Solar Power Terms
Type: Glossary
Summary: Technical terms are defined for solar power.
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) was founded in 1975 and chartered by the State of Illinois in 1979. Our goal is to provide energy education and promote the application of solar and renewable energy technologies. ISEA is the Illinois chapter of t...
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Learn about solar events in Illinois, access solar fact sheets (specific to Illinois)and ISEA newsletters.
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) was founded in 1975 and chartered by the State of Illinois in 1979. Our goal is to provide energy education and promote the application of solar and renewable energy technologies. ISEA is the Illinois chapter of t...
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Illinois Solar Energy Association
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Learn about solar events in Illinois, access solar fact sheets (specific to Illinois)and ISEA newsletters.
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Learning about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects - Web site
Summary: If you're wondering what renewable energy and energy efficiency are all about, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find the answers to these questions: What Is Renewable Energy? Why Is Renewable Energy Important? Why Is Energy Efficiency Important? The...
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Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is a nonprofit network for sharing ideas, resources, and information with individuals, businesses, and communities to promote a sustainable future through renewable energy and energy efficiency. MREA offers an energy fa...
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Million Solar Roofs Initiative
Type: Web site
Summary: The Million Solar Roofs Initiative is a unique public-private partnership, aimed at overcoming barriers to market entry for selected solar technologies. The goal of the Initiative is practical and market-driven: to facilitate the sale and installation of one m...
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Missouri Schools Going Solar Celebrates First Installation
Type: Case Study
Summary: Parkway Northeast Middle School became the first of 15 Missouri schools to receive an interconnected, one-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic array, thanks to Missouri Schools Going Solar (MSGS), a solar energy education project created by the Missouri Department of Na...
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: NREL provides maps, resources and much more as part of their effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable.
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Photovoltaics! Solar Electricity
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Some basic facts about photovoltaics and fact sheets can help guide a novice through to an introductory understanding of photovoltaics.
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Renewable Energy Lesson Plans
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Renewable energy lessons for elementary, middle school and high school explore a variety of renewable energy forms using lessons and associated fact sheets. These are available online or they can be ordered at a web site provided (see Get Stuff). These lesson...
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SBIC
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: SBIC's mission is "to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide." This website and non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching and advocating for...
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Schools Going Solar
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This is a guide to schools going solar, as well as solar power solutions and basics, pv installations and data, and other solar links. A video clip on solar power is provided, suggestions for financing solar schools, and creating better schools. You can obta...
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Schools Going Solar
Type: Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This is a list of articles, case studies and additional reports on schools that are going solar, contests, and grants.
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Schools in Illinois Going Solar
Type: Case Study
Summary: This list provides a look at schools in the Chicago area and beyond the Chicago area that have selected to use solar energy in one way or another.
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Science House at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Type: Case Study - Web site
Summary: Science House is not only a versatile program space but a true environmental experiment; because it is designed to operate as a zero-emissions building (ZEB). ZEBs produce all of their its energy needs on an annual basis.
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Solar Electric Power Association
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This is a guide to schools enjoying the benefits of solar energy. It offers an introduction to solar energy in US Schools, photovoltaics, passive solar and solar thermal, creating better schools and performance contracting. Additionally the site offers a list...
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Solar Energy International: Energy for a Sustainable Future
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: SEI provides a broad range of workshops in solar electricity, home design and natural house building, wind power, renewable fuels and more. They provide programs for youth camps, schools and design and equipment training.
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Solar Research
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Solar Research information, high-performance photovoltaics, current technology for industry and home.
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Solar Schools
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Web site
Summary: This website allows students to participate in SolarQuest with other students from around the world who are taking the lead in using solar energy and cleaan energy resources. Schools can enroll and participate with others by sharing data.
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Sustainable Development Project, Cochrane High School, Alberta, Canada
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Experiment - School Projects - Web site
Summary: In June 2000, two Cochrane High School science teachers decided to create a real-life example of sustainable development as a learning tool for their students. Their plan was to install solar panels and a wind turbine on the roof of the school. They gathered a...
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Teacher Resources, Florad Solar Energy Center
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Links to solar resources, activities, and solar matters lessons can be accessed from this portal. For more technical information on solar energy, return to the Home Page. Included is a virtual tour of their new energy center.
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Watts on Schools, Bringing Solar Energy to the Communities we Serve
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Database - Experiment - List - Web site
Summary: Move backwards and forward at this site dedicated to Solar Energy and you can learn about what schools are doing, calculate wattage, download data, find appropriate activities and learn about the photovoltaic systems.
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