Services and Resources
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network or EREN is a gateway to energy efficiency and renewable energy information sources.
"The mission of theNebraska Energy Office is to promote the efficient, economic and environmentally responsibleuse of energy."
This material was prepared with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grant No. DE-FG48-92CE60410. However, any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of DOE.
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A Trio of Solar Energy Web Sites...
This portal to the world of solar energy includes a wealth of information on applications of solar energy, its use by electric utilities, its role in distributed generation, and the technology behind photovoltaic devices, including how they are manufactured. Information about codes and standards, a solar module price survey and a worldwide listing of solar manufacturers are also available.
Global Solar Partners brings together teachers and students from around the world to share ideas about energy in a sustainable future. The site allows students to research solar energy in their own communities and then exchange information and ideas with students from other schools. The site's project showcase allows teachers and students to see what schools in different countries have already accomplished. A teaching and learning resources section, featuring a hands-on photovoltaic kit and lesson plans, is also included. This site is a project of the Association for Science Education.
Dr. E's Energy Lab at
One-Stop Auto Information for
A number of new features have been added to the U.S. Department of Energy's fuel economy web site: www.fueleconomy.gov
new renewable energy web site
from the U.S. Department of Energy is oriented to
consumers who use smaller amounts of energy: Consumer Guide to Renewable
Energy for Your Home or Business.
This new web site on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network shows consumers how they can buy electricity made from renewable sources in their state, evaluate the environmental benefits of clean power and learn how clean power is generated. In addition, the site helps you decide if owning a renewable energy system is appropriate by evaluating the available technologies, teaching about connecting to the grid and sizing a system and presenting the available incentives. A special section on powering a home or small business with a small wind system is also included. This site is provided by the Office of Power Technologies at http://www.eren.doe.gov/power/
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