Helpful Links

ood Solar links will be added here on a regular basis.

All these links are just what DIY solar enthusiasts should read!

Please check back often!

Objectives and Task Analysis for the Solar Photovoltaic System Installer, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners®:

Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 29 Part 1926 – Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

Electrical Safety in the Workplace, NFPA 70E, National Fire Protection Association:

Photovoltaic Systems, 2007, by Jim Dunlop. ISBN 978-0-8269-1287-9, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training

Committee and American Technical Publishers:

Photovoltaics Design and Installation Manual, 2007. ISBN 978-0-86571-520-2, Solar Energy International:

Photovoltaic Power Systems and the 2005 National Electrical Code: Suggested Practices, February 2005, by John Wiles. SAND2005-0342, New Mexico State University/Southwest Technology Development Institute and Sandia National Laboratories:

Roofing Construction and Estimating, 6th Printing, 2006. ISBN 978-1-57218-007-9, Craftsman Book Company:

Photovoltaic Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition, 2004, by Roger Messenger and Jerry Ventre. ISBN 0-8493-1793-2, CRC Press LLC:\

Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding, 10th Edition, 2008, ISBN 1-890659-47-9. International Association of Electrical Inspectors:

A Guide to Photovoltaic System Design and Installation, by Bill Brooks. California Energy Commission Consultant Report 500-01-020, June 2001:

Battery Service Manual, 12th Edition, Battery Council International:

Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems: A Handbook of Recommended Design Practices, SAND87-7023, Sandia National Laboratories:

Working Safely with Photovoltaic Systems, January 1999, Sandia National Laboratories:

Solar America Board for Codes and Standards:

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Website:

Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaics Website:


Precision Resistors:

Southwest Technology Development Institute, PV Codes and Standards Website by John Wiles:

Interstate Renewable Energy Council Website:

Environmental Science Degrees website:

IAEI News, International Association of Electrical Inspectors,

PHOTON International Magazine :

Home Power Magazine:

Solar Pro Magazine:

Solar Today Magazine:

Tax Incentives for Solar Installations:

Ohio Solar Grant Status as of 1-2011: Solar Grant Status as of 1-2011

Here is where you sign up with PUCO as a Renewable Energy Generating Facility: EL-REN APPLICATION

Here is where you sign up to register and track your SRECs: PJM-EIS-GATS

GATS User Guide – step by step – how to register, use and sell your SRECS: GATS User Guide


The “Connected Home” of the future: Read about it here!

If you are an MBA and want a good decision guide to calculate if/when to purchase solar just click here!

Your Green Dream: DIY projects for solar, wind, hydro, fuel cells and more!

Good info link on general solar facts, including panel review by type:

Worlds most efficient AIR CONDITIONER/Heater runs on 4 solar panels – 18,000 BTU!! Solar powered, 20SEER HVAC!!!

Free NEC Reference Links: NEC info Links

Guide to Photovoltaic design and installation: CA Consultant Report

American Solar Energy Society (ASES):

Interstate Renewable Energy Council : monthly “Connecting to the grid” newsletter

US Department of Energy Programs: DOE Solar Programs

VERY cool solar “design tool”:

Masterbond clear epoxy for “DIY” solar panels – the latest stuff! click here

ENF – A compendium of great solar links:

Water softeners that do not require salt are not all the same. See the best at:

Solar Energy Ontario:

Solar energy lighting guide (for rookies) Solar energy lighting guide

Everything you need to know (for a few bucks) to build a Solar Heater Click Here!

Everything you need to know (for a few bucks) about solarClick Here!

Nothing like using the RIGHT tools for the job! Diamond blade

Mike Holt Consulting: Fantastic info Source on NEC and Solar!

Awesome site for Renewable Energy links!

INCREDIBLE deals on reconditioned Flooded Lead Acid batteries: Evergreen Resources LLC

Great Ontario based solar company Strathcona Solar Initiatives


The Sun and Solar Power Energy FACTS: The Sun & Solar Power Energy Facts

STION thin film modules FACTS: STION homepage and products

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