Directory of Organizations
American Solar Energy Society (ASES) [www.ases.org] is a national nonprofit organization that promotes the widespread near-term and long-term use of solar energy.
ASME International [www.asme.org] is a nonprofit professional organization that conducts training conferences and professional development courses, sets industrial and manufacturing standards, and publishes books, training materials, etc.
ASTM International [www.astm.org] is a nonprofit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services.
Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) have merged to form the International Code Council (ICC) [www.iccsafe.org].
Canadian Solar Industries Association [www.cansia.ca] is a federally registered nonprofit association whose membership is composed of individuals, companies, and governments sharing an interest in solar technology.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) [www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr] contains general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by executive departments or agencies of the U.S. federal government.
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) [www.csa.ca] is a nonprofit association serving business, industry, government, and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) [www.csinet.org] is an organization of individuals and organizations including architects; engineers; constructors; specifiers and suppliers of construction products; building owners; and facilities managers.
Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) [www.eeba.org]promotes awareness of energy efficiency and environmental issues in building.
Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) [www.esfi.org] is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety and reducing electrically related deaths and injuries.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) [www.iaei.org] is primarily concerned with promoting improved installation, inspection, and usage of energy.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) [www.ibew.org] is an electrical union that represents the rights of workers in all areas of the electrical industry.
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) [www.ieci.org] is a trade association dedicated to fostering the interests of its members and independent electrical contractors.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) [www.ieee.org] is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology, and telecommunications to electric power and consumer electronics.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) [www.irecusa.org] encourages the use of renewable energy sources and technologies in and through state and local government and community activities.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) [www.nahb.org] represents the building industry and serves its members and affiliated state and local builders associations.
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) [www.necanet.org] is an organization dedicated to enhancing the electrical contracting industry through innovative research, labor relations, and work force recruiting and training.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) [www.nema.org] is an electrical standards organization that strives to promote and establish the latest standards for the electrical industry.
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) [www.njatc.org] works to develop and standardize training for the electrical construction industry.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) [www.nrel.gov] is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) [www.nrca.net] is a trade association that provides information, education, technology, and advocacy for the roofing industry.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) [http://www.nyserda.org/default.asp] is a leader among state government agencies researching and promoting renewable energy technologies.
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) [http://www.nabcep.org] supports and works with the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for renewable energy professionals.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) [www.osha.gov] The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency that provides and enforces safety guidelines to protect workers from injury.
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) [www.seia.org] The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers.
Solar Energy International (SEI) [www.solarenergy.org] Solar Energy International is an organization promoting the use of renewable energy technologies through education and technical assistance.
Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) [www.solarelectricpower.org] is a nonprofit organization with 500 utility, electric service provider, manufacturer, installer, government, and research members. SEPA's mission is to facilitate the use and integration of solar electric power by utilities, electric service providers, and their customers.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) [www.ul.com] is a product safety and certification organization.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) [www.dsireusa.org] is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) [www.eere.energy.gov] develops public-private partnerships that enhance energy efficiency and productivity and bring clean, reliable, and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace.
Energy Star® [www.energystar.gov] is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps people save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.
FindSolar [www.findsolar.com] is a database of information on solar contractors, manufacturers, and distributors, along with other technical and incentive information.
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) [www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/] conducts research in building science, photovoltaics, solar thermal, hydrogen and alternative fuels, fuel cells, and other advanced energy technologies.
Home Power Magazine [www.homepower.com] focuses on home-scale renewable energy and sustainable living solutions, with comprehensive coverage of solar, wind, and micro hydro electricity, home energy efficiency, solar hot water systems, space heating and cooling, green building materials and home design, efficient transportation, and more.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) [www.nfpa.org] publishes the NFPA 70E®: Electrical Safety in the Workplace. NFPA 70E covers all electrical safety issues, such as general work practices for maintenance and installations, plus special safety concerns for specific equipment requirements.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) [www.cdc.gov/niosh] is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) [www.nist.gov] is a nonregulatory federal agency within the Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity and facilitate trade.
PV Watts [www.nrel.gov/rredc/pvwatts] is an online performance calculator for utility-interactive PV systems. The model uses solar radiation and climate data for locations across the United States to calculate the estimated electrical output for given system parameters.
RenewableEnergyWorld.com is a leading source of news and information on all types of renewable energy technologies.
Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC) [www.rredc.nrel.gov] is maintained at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The site provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States in the form of publications, data, and maps.
Sandia National Laboratories [www.sandia.gov/Renewable_Energy/renewable.htm] develops commercially viable energy technologies based on solar, wind, and geothermal resources. The goals include reducing costs, improving reliability, increasing performance, and removing market barriers.
Solarbuzz [www.solarbuzz.com] provides news and information on the worldwide solar industry and includes statistics on market shares, module prices, industry growth, and energy costs.
Solar Pathfinder [www.solarpathfinder.com] is a sun path calculator that has been the standard for decades in the solar industry for solar site analysis. Its panoramic reflection of the site instantly provides a full year of accurate solar/shade data.