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View Resource Photovoltaic Basics

Have you ever wondered how electricity is produced by a photovoltaic ? what we often call a PV or solar electric ? system? We'll help you understand by covering the basics of PV technology, which inc...

http://www.eere.energy.gov/basics/renewable_energy/photovolt...
View Resource Photovoltaic Research at NREL

Headquartered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Center for Photovoltaics is the nation's premier research facility for PV or solar electricity.

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/
View Resource Solar Data Analysis Center

Provides access to space solar physics data, solar research, solar images, and links to other relevant sites.

http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/sdac.html
View Resource Solar Electric Case Studies: PV in Action

These case studies show how photovoltaic (PV) energy systems can be used today in a variety of ways to provide clean, reliable electricity. With continued research and development, the cost of...

http://www.everlight-solar.com/test2/laboratory/photovoltaic...
View Resource Solar Energy Applications Laboratory

SEAL conducts experiments in solar heating and cooling of buildings and solar water heating. Researchers also study room air motion, building and HVAC simulation, short-term energy monitoring,...

http://www.green.colostate.edu/solar-energy-research.aspx
View Resource Solar Energy Industries Association Homepage

The SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers who work to expand the use of solar...

http://www.seia.org/
View Resource String Sizing Program

This is an online-interactive program that walks the user through the sizing of solar array strings. It has a data base of inverters and panels making it possible for the student to experiment with...

http://america.sma.de/newstringsizing.aspx
View Resource U.S. DOE Solar Program's PV Manufacturing R&D Project

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) PV Manufacturing Research and Development Project is managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with support from Sandia National Laboratories. The...

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/pv_manufacturing.html
View Resource U.S. DOE Solar Program's Thin-Film Partnership

The Thin Film Partnership Program Web site provides a database of the most relevant and up-to-date resources about thin films, serving the thin-film community and more general audiences with...

http://www.nrel.gov/pv/thin_film/
View Resource University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education (UCEP)

Established by the United States Department of Energy, UCEP's mission is to improve the understanding of advanced PV devices, to fabricate record high efficiency solar cells, and to give the U.S. a...

http://www.ece.gatech.edu/research/UCEP/
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