Solar and Other Renewable Energies
ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.7

Links

American Solar Energy Society www.ases.org    www.findsolar.com
International Solar Energy Society www.ises.org
National Renewable Energy Laboratory www.nrel.gov
Solar Energy Industries Association www.seia.org
Solar Rating and Certification Corporation www.solar-rating.org
PVWatts https://pvwatts.nrel.gov/ Performance calculator for grid-connected solar power systems.
SAM (System Advisor Model) https://sam.nrel.gov/ Performance and financial model designed to help estimate costs for grid-connected power projects.
SRDM https://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/pubs/redbook/ Solar Radiation Data Manual for Flat-Plate and Concentrating Collectors for each of the 50 states, the Pacific Islands (Guam), and Puerto Rico.
RETScreen https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/software-tools/7465 Clean energy management software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and cogeneration project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis.
Sun Path Chart http://solardat.uoregon.edu/SunChartProgram.html Online tool creates sun path charts in Cartesian coordinates.
OpenPV https://openpv.nrel.gov/ The Open PV Project is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and the public that is compiling a comprehensive database of PV installation data for the United States.
Latitude and Longitude https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/dms-decimal This utility permits the user to convert latitude and longitude between decimal degrees and degrees/minutes/seconds.
Solar Maps https://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html How much sun does your home state get per year?
Magnetic Declination https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag-web/ Declination is calculated using the current World Magnetic Model or the International Geomagnetic Reference Field model.
Solar ABCs http://www.solarabcs.org/about/publications/reports/expedited-permit/map/index.html Solar America Board for Codes and Standards
DSIRE http://www.dsireusa.org/ Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
List of PV Modules https://gosolarcalifornia.org/equipment/pv_modules.php List of PV Panels by Gosolar California
List of Inverters https://gosolarcalifornia.org/equipment/inverters.php List of Inverters by Gosolar California
Roof Azimuth http://tools.solmetric.com/Tools/roofazimuthtool Online tool for locating a rooftop and estimating its azimuth using aerial images
NCPV https://www.nrel.gov/pv/national-center-for-photovoltaics.html National Center for Photovoltaics
FEMP https://www.energy.gov/eere/femp/federal-energy-management-program Federal Energy Management Program
IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Program. International Energy Agency. http://www.iea-shc.org
IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Program. International Energy Agency. http://www.iea-pvps.org
ESTIF Solar Heat Europe http://solarheateurope.eu
WMO World Meteorological Organization https://www.wmo.int
European Commission Renewable Energy https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/renewable-energy
PVGIS solar radiation and PV performance European Commission Joint Research Centre http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvg_tools/en/tools.html