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If you are TOTAL NEWBIE to solar, then this video is a Must-watch to get the basics burned in your brain!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4s-bxn4fs
Objectives and Task Analysis for the Solar Photovoltaic System Installer, North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners®: www.nabcep.org
Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 29 Part 1926 – Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: www.osha.gov
Electrical Safety in the Workplace, NFPA 70E, National Fire Protection Association: www.nfpa.org
Photovoltaic Systems, 2007, by Jim Dunlop. ISBN 978-0-8269-1287-9, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training
Committee and American Technical Publishers: www.jimdunlopsolar.com
Photovoltaics Design and Installation Manual, 2007. ISBN 978-0-86571-520-2, Solar Energy International: www.solarenergy.org
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: www.sandia.gov/pv
Roofing Construction and Estimating, 6th Printing, 2006. ISBN 978-1-57218-007-9, Craftsman Book Company: www.craftsman-book.com
Photovoltaic Systems Engineering, 2nd Edition, 2004, by Roger Messenger and Jerry Ventre. ISBN 0-8493-1793-2, CRC Press LLC: www.crcpress.com\
Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding, 10th Edition, 2008, ISBN 1-890659-47-9. International Association of Electrical Inspectors: www.iaei.org
A Guide to Photovoltaic System Design and Installation, by Bill Brooks. California Energy Commission Consultant Report 500-01-020, June 2001: http://www.energy.ca.gov/reports/2001-09-04_500-01-020.PDF
Battery Service Manual, 12th Edition, Battery Council International: www.batterycouncil.org
Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems: A Handbook of Recommended Design Practices, SAND87-7023, Sandia National Laboratories: http://www.sandia.gov/pv/docs/PDF/Stand%20Alone.pdf
Working Safely with Photovoltaic Systems, January 1999, Sandia National Laboratories: http://www.sandia.gov/pv/docs/PDF/workingsafely.pdf
Solar America Board for Codes and Standards: www.solarabcs.org
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Website: www.nrel.gov
Sandia National Laboratories Photovoltaics Website: http://photovoltaics.sandia.gov/
SOLAR PV TV NEWS!: solarpv.tv/video/765/trina-sells-its-first-50-mw-project-exclusive-update-on-jinko-and-ja-solar-factories-in-south-africa-greece-cuts-retroactively-fit-by-30-solarworld-assumes-control-of-bosch-production-plant-top-3-emerging-markets-by-ihs-south-africa-turkey-mexico?sthash.urZlfaqG.mjjo
Precision Resistors: www.Riedon.com
Southwest Technology Development Institute, PV Codes and Standards Website by John Wiles: http://www.nmsu.edu/~tdi/Photovoltaics/Codes-Stds/Codes-Stds.html
Interstate Renewable Energy Council Website: www.irecusa.org
Environmental Science Degrees website: http://environmentalsciencedegree.org/
IAEI News, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, http://magazine.iaei.org
PHOTON International Magazine : www.photon-magazine.com/
Home Power Magazine: www.homepower.com
Solar Pro Magazine: www.solarprofessional.com
Solar Today Magazine: www.solartoday-digital.org
Tax Incentives for Solar Installations: energytaxincentives.org
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
OHIO SREC INFO AND LATEST PRICING!: Click here!
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: http://solartribune.com
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”: www.solardesigntool.com
Masterbond clear epoxy for “DIY” solar panels – the latest stuff! click here
ENF – A compendium of great solar links: http://www.enfsolar.com
Water softeners that do not require salt are not all the same. See the best at: AdvancedWaterFilters.com
Solar Energy Ontario: www.grasshoppersolar.com
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! environmentalsciencedegree.com/terrific-renewable-energy
INCREDIBLE deals on reconditioned Flooded Lead Acid batteries: Evergreen Resources LLC
Great Ontario based solar company Strathcona Solar Initiatives
Get an ENERGY MANAGEMENT Degree! ENERGYMANAGEMENTDEGREE.COM
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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