Energy Commission -
primary energy policy and planning agency
that facilitates access to data on energy
production, consumption, conservation
and use in California, as well as information
on electricity deregulation, renewable
energy and energy research.
Renewable Energy Laboratory -
The nation's primary laboratory that develops
renewable energy and energy efficiency
technologies and practices, advances related
science and engineering, and transfers
knowledge and innovations to address the
nation's energy and environmental goals.
Energy International (SEI)
Non-profit organization that offers
online courses and hands-on workshops in
solar, wind and water power and environmental
Renewable Energy Council -
Non-profit organization that supports market-oriented
services targeted at education, coordination,
procurement, the adoption and implementation
of uniform guidelines and standards, workforce
development, and consumer protection.
Solar and Renewables Educational Programs
education for businesses and construction
professionals on everything from renewable
energy to proper insulation that helps to
create energy efficient buildings and comfortable
Solar California -
Joint effort of the California Energy Commission
and the California Public Utilities Commission
that provides information on rebates, tax
credits, and incentives for solar electricity
systems in California.
Solar Initiative (CSI) -
State program provides more than two billion
dollars in incentives to customers for installing
PV and electricity-displacing solar thermal
systems in the three California investor-owned
utilities service territories. The goal
is to move the state toward a cleaner energy
future and help lower the cost of solar
systems for consumers.
California Edison -
The largest subsidiary of Edison International,
the primary electricity supply company for
much of Southern California.
Renewable Energy Technologies -
The division at Sandia National Laboratories
that develops commercially viable energy
technologies based on solar, wind, and geothermal
resources that become significant domestic
and international energy supplies, with
a primary focus on the utility sector.
Energy World Online -
Source for renewable energy news and information,
access to renewable energy services, products,
technology overview, events calendar and
job opportunities. Also offers brand-building
opportunities for renewable energy businesses.
Website links thousands of home and small
business owners around the country to qualified
solar energy system installers serving their
area, gives consumers a place to estimate
costs and output of solar systems for hot
water, electricity, and pool or spa heating.