Basics: Glossary, Overviews, Costs, Canada, BC Industry
Myths, Guides, Passive, PV, Reports, Search Engine
Wind: Guide, Small Wind, Canadian & US Associations
Other: Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Biofuel, Fuel Cells
Software, Maps, Meter, Grid, Incentives, Business
- Find Products &
Suppliers: BC, Canadian, Global
Newsletter, Top Sites, Links, Search, Events Listing
Top Pick: If you have time to surf only one site
Basics: Glossary, Overviews, Costs, Canada, BC
Glossary Of Renewable Energy Terms
Canadian Renewable Energy Network offers an alphabetical glossary of terms used in the renewable energy industry, with definitions and notes as to which technology uses the term.
Canadian Overview Of Technologies
Natural Resources Canada provides overviews of renewable energy technologies and their applications, including bioenergy, earth energy, hydroelectric, solar, and wind.
US Overview Of Systems
A US overview of solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen, geothermal, ocean, and hydropower systems, plus links to more info, are here on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory site.
Brief Facts & Costs
Oikos has a brief overview of renewable energy system types, costs, energy potential, and issues for photovoltaics, wind, micro hydro, fuel cells, grid connection, and net metering.
Current Status & Future Prospects In Canada
Canadian Centre for Energy gives an assessment of resource potential, current status and future prospects of renewable energy at national and provincial levels in Canada. 2005 PDF
BC Alternative Energy Industry
BC Ministry of Energy report explains kinds of BC alternative energy technologies, their categories of energy efficiency, sector participants, and their various types of activities. PDF
Solar: Myths, Guides, Passive, PV, Reports, Search
Myths & Facts
The US Solar Energy Industries Association clarifies common myths about solar including energy use and pollution during production, high costs, and the “it won’t work here” concern.
Guides To Solar Systems
Online guides and case studies on solar air, water, pool, and photovoltaic systems for both residential and commercial applications are here on the Natural Resources Canada site.
Passive Solar Energy
Brief overviews of passive solar energy, heating & cooling, daylighting, plus links to more sources of information can be found here on the Solar Energy Society of Canada site.
This CMHC factsheet describes off-grid and grid-connected PV systems, design, selection, performance, installation, integration into construction, and gives links to more info.
Solar Info & Technical Reports
Canadian Solar Industries Association has technical reports and info on industry issues, solar air heating, water heating, photovoltaics, case studies, plus links to other resources.
Search Engine For Solar
Here is a new search engine dedicated to solar power, by Swiki, where you can enter your own search term, click on any of the Hot Search topics, and add your own information.
Wind: Guide, Small Wind,
Canadian & US Associations
Guided Tour Of Wind Energy
This great online guide from Danish Windpower Association covers wind, siting, output, how it works, generators, design, electrical grid, environment, economics, glossary, and more.
Small Wind Energy
Small wind energy systems, how they work, benefits & issues, history, turbines & applications, costs, and case studies are all provided courtesy of the Canadian wind trade association.
Canadian Trade Association
Canadian Wind Energy Association has information on wind basics, case studies, wind farms, building, and policy, plus a library, education & training, FAQ, and links to more info.
US Trade Association
The US trade association for the wind industry, American Wind Energy Association, offers industry news, event listings, legislative & policy, publications, resource library, and more.
Other: Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Biofuel, Fuel Cells
Industry news, directories of manufacturers & organizations, discussion forums, literature and resources, and links to more information are here on the global Micro Hydro Power site.
The US Geothermal Education Office offers geothermal energy facts, slide shows, worldwide maps, education materials, expert services, and links to more information.
For an overview of biomass, environmental issues, biofuel, history, events, careers, glossary of terms, and links to more information, check out the Canadian Centre For Energy site.
Biofuels: Ethanol & Biodiesel
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has information and resources on the renewable fuels ethanol and biodiesel, plus industry news, event listings, FAQs, reports, and more.
Fuel Cells Canada, the hydrogen and fuel cell industry trade association, offers FAQ on fuel cell concepts, types, history, uses, sizes, advantages, and sources of more information.
Plan: Software, Maps, Meter, Grid, Incentives, Business
Free Software For Project Analysis
RETScreen Project Analysis software evaluates energy production, savings, life-cycle costs, emission, financial viability, and risk for various renewable energy technologies.
Maps Of Green Electricity Resources In BC
Canadian Cartographics provides maps showing the green electricity resources in BC including small hydro, biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, ocean wave, and tidal current.
Process For Net Metering & Green Power
BC Hydro describes the process for interconnecting small generating units (50 kilowatts or less) to their distribution system, and also offers Green Power options and information.
Grid Connection For Renewable Energy
Power Connect, an industry and government partnership, is working
on Canadian guidelines and standards for utility grid interconnection
of small, distributed power sources.
Federal & Provincial Incentives
Canadian federal & provincial government incentive programs
for solar and renewable energy are described here, with direct
links, compliments of Canadian Solar Industries Association.
New Business Model For Community Renewable Power
Renewable Energy Access explains new power project model “distributed community renewables”, that are small, integrate with local communities, and highly profitable for investors.
Find Products & Suppliers: BC, Canadian, Global
BC Suppliers Of Products & Services
BC Sustainable Energy Association provides a listing, with descriptions and contact information, for BC companies supplying sustainable energy products & services.
Canadian Suppliers Listing
Ontario clean energy site lists, with links, Canadian suppliers of renewable energy products including solar photovoltaic, domestic solar hot water, wind power, and micro hydro.
Canadian Product Directory
For $20 you can get the 2005 Canadian Resource Guide for Renewable Energies, with suppliers of green power, green fuel, and green heat applications, categorized by province.
Directory Of Global Clean Energy Companies
The Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technology Information Exchange offers a searchable directory of global suppliers of products that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
More: Newsletter, Top Sites, Links, Search, Events
Free Newsletter On Renewable Energy
The free weekly newsletter Renewable Energy Access is an excellent source for industry news, and info on trends, policy, new products & technology, investment, finance and more.
100 Top Web Sites
World Environmental Organization provides a listing, with descriptions and links, to their top 100 recommended sites that have information and resources on renewable energy.
Links To International
Here you will find links to reviewed international renewable energy Web sites of government, associations, education institutes, and organizations, from Solar Energy International.
Search Engine For Renewable Energy
Reegle is a global, renewable energy industry search engine for finding jurisdiction & laws, policies & measures, finance & investment, reports & analyses, industry news, and more.
Events & Course Listings
Listings of conferences, online courses, fairs, seminars, business tours, tradeshows, workshops, and more, are offered by industry newsletter Renewable Energy Access.
Ken’s Top Pick
The CanREN Site
Canadian Renewable Energy Network covers technologies, applications, case studies, assessment, software, educational material, publications, a glossary, and links to more info.
Dittie For Today:
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.