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Favorite Links

Below are links to renewable energy related sites and magazines you may find interesting and informative, as well as links to the major manufacturers whose equipment we carry.

Alaskan Links:

Alaska Center for Eneregy and Power (ACEP) - Part of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, the Alaska Center for Energy and Power is involved in a broad spectrum of projects around Alaska.  You can check out what the latest research is producing.

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Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) - The Cold Climate Housing Research Center is the arctic's leading research institute promoting and advancing the development of healthy, durable, and sustainable shelter for Alaskans and all circumpolar people.  You'll finds many nuts and bolts explanations of the latest building techniques for cold climates and the applicability of renewable energy for sustainability.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation - Alaska Housing offers several financial incentive programs for Alaskan homeowners to improve the efficiency of their existing home or new construction.

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Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology (ACAT) - Promotes research and education for Alaskans in sustainable economic development.  ACAT is constantly seeking to enlarge and connect the network of forward-thinking individuals concerned with Alaska’s future. Promoting sustainable development can play the central role in diversifying our economy, providing meaningful jobs while protecting the healthy ecosystems we treasure.

Reina General Contractor - Reina, LLC is the premier builder of sustainable structures in Alaska.  Thorsten Chlupp is the owner of Reina (and the owner of Arctic Sun) and has done much to forward the agenda of sustainability internationally.  His buildings are renowned for their efficiency and durability.

Golden Valley Electric Assoc.; SNAP Program - Get more details on GVEA's Snap rebate program for generators of renewable energy.

Gulliver's Books - Fairbanks' locally owned and operated bookstore with a fine selection on renewable energy and sustainability.  They also have an online store for shopping from the comfort of your home.

Alaska Energy Efficiency - Basic energy efficiency information is covered, and includes special programs geared toward educators and students.

Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) - AEA is an umbrella organization coordinating many aspects of the overall energy industry in Alaska.  They sponsor an extensive renewable energy program as well as energy efficiency and conservation.

Alaska Sun - Alaska Sun is a coalition of solar businesses, academics, and interested individuals working toward a renewable energy future for Alaska.

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Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) - REAP’s mission is to facilitate the increased development of renewable energy in Alaska through collaboration, education, training, and advocacy.  Their objectives include promoting energy efficiency and working to get viable renewable energy projects in the ground in Alaska.

Interior Alaska Building Association (IABA) - IABA promots safe, durable and efficient housing while re-educating consumers and building industry professionals for the benefit of our community.  They are the sponsor of the annual local (Fairbanks) home show.

Alaska Building Science Network (ABSN) - The Alaska Building Science Network is a member supported association of individuals, businesses, and organizations dedicated to promoting energy efficiency as an essential component of durable, safe and affordable housing in Alaska.  ABSN's main programmatic areas are building science education, village energy efficiency upgrades & training, civic engagement and technical assistance.

Alaska Energy Data Inventory - The mission of the Alaska Energy Data Inventory is to provide easy access to Alaska's energy data in formats people can actually use.

Bristol Bay Campus Environmental Science Lab - The UAF Bristol Bay Campus offers a Sustainable Energy Program which presents energy-related courses and is involved in community outreach projects and research.

Green Star - This Anchorage-base nonprofit organization encourages businesses to practice waste reduction, energy conservation and pollution prevention through education, technical assistance, and an award-winning voluntary "green business" certification program.


National Links:

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory - This site contains a wealth of technical information regarding all aspects of renewable energy.

US DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Consumer oriented information about energy efficiency as well as renewable energy is included on this very comprehensive site.

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Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) - DSIRE provides a fairly complete summary of the applicable financial incentive programs offered on a state-by-state basis.

US Department of Energy - The Department of Energy is the umbrella agency for all things energy oriented in the United States.  It contains much information, but my require some digging to find just what you're looking for.

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American Solar Energy Society (ASES) - ASES's mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation, and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. They advance education, research and policy on solar and other renewable energies.  They also publish the award-winning SOLAR TODAY magazine, organize and present the ASES National Solar Conference, and lead the ASES National Solar Tour.

Solar Energies Industry Association (SEIA) - SEIA is an industry oriented organization promoting the use of solar energy.  Their site includes some basic information about solar applications.

Wind Powering America - Offered as part of the US Department of Energy, EERE, this program is designed to educate and engage US citizens in wind power.

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) - AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry

ENERGY STAR - The goal of Energy Star is to inform the public on how to save money and protect the environment through the use of energy efficient products and practices.

Energy and Environment Building Alliance (EEBA) - As a leading provider of building science education, EEBA's vision is a world where everyone can live in a healthy, safe, durable, energy efficient home.

The Rocky Mountain Institute - RMI’s vision is a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever.  Their mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources.

RMI's style is non-adversarial and trans-ideological, emphasizing integrative design, advanced technologies, and mindful markets. Their strategic focus, executed through specific initiatives designed to take their work rapidly to scale, is to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficiency and renewables.

They work extensively with the private sector, as well as with civil society and government, to create abundance by design and to apply the framework of natural capitalism.

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy - ACEEE is a nonprofit organization that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. They advise with government policy, educate businesses and consumers, conduct workshops and conferences, and encourage media coverage of energy efficiency topics.

Solar ABCs - The Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs) is a collaborative effort among experts to formally gather and prioritize input from the broad spectrum of solar photovoltaic stakeholders including policy makers, manufacturers, installers, and consumers.

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Clean Energy States Alliance - is a nonprofit coalition of state clean energy funds and other clean energy stakeholders working together to develop and promote clean energy technologies and markets.

US Green Building Council - The USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Their goal is to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

PV Watts Calculator - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides this tool to estimate the expected output from a typical PV system in different locations.


International Links:

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North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners - NABCEP’s mission is to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.  They are the renewable energy industry's leading and highest regarded certifier.

Net Zero Energy Home Coalition - This Canadian site provides mostly North American research and information regarding sustainable home construction.

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Alliance to Save Energy - The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy. We encourage business, government, environmental and consumer leaders to use energy efficiency as a means to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.

Solar Energy International - SEI is a a nonprofit organization created to help others use renewable energy resources and sustainable building technologies through education and technical assistance.

The International Solar Energy Society - ISES is a global alliance dedicated to a rapid transition to a renewable energy world.  The Society supports its members in the advancement of renewable energy technology, implementation and education.  They foster community growth through support of private enterprise and empowerment in the area of renewable energy, and through appropriate technology, scientific excellence, social responsibility, and global communication.

World Energy Council (WEC) - The mission of the WEC is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people.  They cover all types of energy sources world wide.


Magazines:

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Home Power Magazine - Home Power is the leading venue for homeowners, business owners, and renewable energy professionals to share experience with equipment, design, installation, and system performance.

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Solar Today - This bi-monthly magazine, published by the American Solar Energy Society, covers all solar technologies, from photovoltaics to climate-responsive building to wind power, including building case studies, energy policy and community-scale projects.

Renewable Energy World - REW produces a variety of magazines focused on renewables including Renewable Energy World; Renewable Energy World North America; Photovoltaics World; Hydro Review and more.  Get more information on this home page.

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North American Clean Energy - NACE focuses on all sources of environmentally friendly, clean energy including wind, solar, green power, hydro, biomass and geothermal and showcases new products, services and technologies.

Sun and Wind Energy - This magazine provides a forum for experts on renewable energies that informs about market overviews, product information, statistics, prospects and exclusive company profiles, all within the fields of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind energy and biomass.

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Photon International - PI is the leading international photovoltaic magazine covering in-depth the industry, from technology and markets, to government programs around the world.

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Solar Professional - Solar Professional magazine focuses on trends in equipment, codes, standards, safety, installation best practices and business issues in the solar energy industry.