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A list of useful web addresses and other resources compiled by the Schools and Homes Energy Education Project in conjunction with Sheffield Business, Science and Technology Library.

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Disclaimer: Schools & Homes Energy Education Project has provided links to external web sites, this does not mean that Schools & Homes Energy Education Project endorses those sites or material on them in any way. Web addresses change on a very regular basis. Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services is, therefore unable to guarantee the information will remain correct, it was current at the date of publication, May 2005.

 

SOLAR ELECTRICITY

http://www.pv-uk.org.uk

The online information service of the British Photovoltaic Association.

http://www.est.org.uk/solar

Energy Saving Trust website giving details about grants for generating electricity from the sun. Also technical specifications for photovoltaic (PV) systems.

http://www.sbsbattery.com

Company website of Storage Battery Systems Inc - power solutions for a changing world.

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SOLAR WATER HEATING

http://www.pluggingintothesun.org.uk/solarthermal.htm

Website of the Schools & Homes Energy Education Project.

http://www.thesolarline.com

Website of The Solar Energy Society. An organisation for those interested in the utilisation of the sun's energy. List publications including Heating Water by the Sun. 2001.

http://www.cat.org.uk

Website of the Centre for Alternative Technology - Europe's leading eco-centre. Gives information sheets on solar energy including solar water heating.

Publications:

Chris Laughton - Tapping the Sun: a guide to Solar Water Heating

Kevin McCartney - Practical Solar Heating

Paul Trimby - Solar Water Heating: a DIY guide

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SOLAR PROJECTS

www.solarforlondon.org.uk

Major initiative to bring solar water heating systems to London homes.

www.clear-skies.org

Information on renewable energy grants.

www.est.co.uk/solar

Energy Saving Trust website.

www.nef.org.uk/greenenergy/solar.htm

National Energy Foundation - Green energy website.

http://www.thesolarline.com

Website for The Solar Energy Society.

http://www.nrel.gov/education/student/natjss/html

Website of US Department of Energy's Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) Program. A classroom-based, hands-on educational programme to construct model solar-powered cars and race them.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

http://www.ofgem.gov.uk

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets.

http://www.info4local.gov.uk

Information for Local Government from Central Government.

http://www.est.org.uk/café

Energy Saving Trust. Community Action for Energy.

http://www.energywatch.org.uk

Gas and Electricity Watchdog.

http://energysavingnow.com

Website of a Swedish group who give information on energy saving in buildings.

http://peswiki.com/index.php

A community-built 'free energy' website focussing on alternative, clean, practical and renewal energy solutions.
 

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CHANGING YOUR ENERGY SUPPLIER

http://www.buy.co.uk

http://www.uswitch.com

http://www.ukpower.co.uk

http://www.unravel.com

http://www.saveonyourbills.co.uk

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MAGAZINES

http://www.homepower.com

Home-scale renewable energy and sustainable living solutions (USA).

Solar Energy. Published 18 times a year by Elsevier Science.

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COURSES

http://www.pluggingintothesun.org.uk/solarthermal.htm

Schools and Home Energy project course. 'Self-Help Solar Water Heating' explains the background to solar water heating and to assist students in building a working model solar collector.

http://www.cat.org.uk/courses

Centre for Alternative Technology. Lists courses with details of programmes, eg 'Solar Electrical Systems', 'Solar Water Heating Systems', 'The Solar House', 'Solar Electrical Installation'.

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EDUCATION

http://www.solarenergy.org.workshops

Solar Energy International. Renewal Energy program teaches the practical use of solar, wind and water power.

http://www.energyconnect.com/need

Project to promote an energy conscious and educated society.

www.globe.org.uk

Practical environmental education project linking students and scientists.

www.teachernet.org.uk

Links to a variety of education resources.

www.create.org.uk

CREATE motivates and educates people to achieve more sustainable uses of energy. Products include Solar Science Set and Green Power Ed.

www.nef.org.uk/powered/index.htm

National Energy Foundation - Information Sheets for teachers and children who want to know more about alternative sources of energy including solar power.
 

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DIRECTORIES

www.greenregister.org

Green Register of Construction Professionals. Nationwide network of construction professionals, trades people and supporting local authorities. Listed by regions.

www.energyenv.co.uk/links.asp

Online Store of Energy and Environment Ltd. Environment friendly products for home and business including solar powered items.

www.ampair.com

Products to give you your own independent electricity source for work, home and leisure.

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Disclaimer: Schools & Homes Energy Education Project has provided links to external web sites, this does not mean that Schools & Homes Energy Education Project endorses those sites or material on them in any way. Web addresses change on a very regular basis. Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services is, therefore unable to guarantee the information will remain correct, it was current at the date of publication, May 2005.