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About Solar Energy
Information about photovoltaic systems, concentrating solar systems, passive solar heating and more, from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Alternative Energy Engineering Design Guide & Catalog
Offers design information and equipment for use of solar, wind and water power at home.

Biomass FAQs
By Virinder Singh, questions and answers about bioenergy.

Biomass Gasification
Technical paper by Richard L. Bain, Kevin C. Craig, and Ralph P. Overend, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, about commercialization and development of biomass-based high-performance combined heat and power systems.

Clean Energy Basics
From the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a primer on renewable energy.

The Current Status of Renewable Energy Technologies
Paper by Professor W W S Charters, University of Melbourne, a brief overview of the current technological and economic status of a range of renewable energy sources.

The Current Status of Renewable Energy Technologies
Paper by Professor W W S Charters, University of Melbourne, a brief overview of the current technological and economic status of a range of renewable energy sources.

Australian company that intends to build the world’s first large-scale solar chimney power station. The Web site has information about the project and a short Quicktime video.

Future Technologies and Commercial Reality
Paper by Dr J R Williams, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Shell Australia Ltd., how the energy system might develop and the role that might be played by alternative renewable sources.

Glossary of Energy Terms
From the California Energy Commission, an alphabetical listing of terms related to energy in its various forms.

Glossary of Renewable Energy Terms and Phrases
Guide to terminology from the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse.

Guided Tour on Wind Energy
From the Danish Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, comprehensive introduction to wind energy resources, wind turbines, environmental impact, and economics. Includes some interesting online calculators.

Hydroelectricity and Other Renewable Resources
Chapter of the International Energy Outlook 2001 about status and outlook for the worldwide renewable energy use.

Photovoltaic Basics
Covers the basics of PV technology, including the underlying physics, how various PV devices are designed and become fully functional systems, and what's happening today in PV research and development, from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program.

Renewable Energy Annual
Report from the EIA with data on renewable energy consumption and capacity in the United States (biomass, municipal solid waste, geothermal, wind, and solar). Available both in HTML and PDF format.

Revisiting Solar Power's Past
By Charles Smith, history of the direct conversion of solar radiation into mechanical power.

The Solar Chimney
Principle and technology of the solar chimney.

SolarGuide Factbase
From the American Solar Energy Society, an introduction to solar energy technologies.

Wind Energy for Electric Power
Paper published by the Renewable Energy Policy Project, provides an overview of the history, technologies, economics, environmental impacts, regulations and policies related to the use of wind power for electricity generation.

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