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Alliance To Save Energy
       
The Alliance promotes energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a  cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

The ACEEE is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.


American Solar Energy Society

ASES is a national organization that provides solar energy information, sponsors events (like the annual National Tour of Solar Buildings) and conferences, distributes position papers, and publishes Solar Today Magazine. ISEA is the Illinois chapter of ASES.


American Wind Energy Association

National organization that provides wind energy information, sponsors events and conferences, and publishes position papers.


Chicago Environmental Network


The Chicagoland Environmental Network (CEN) is group of more than 300 environmental and natural resource organizations. Visit the CEN website to see volunteer opportunities, jobs and internships, and various Green events in the Chicagoland area.


Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal rebates, grants, tax credits and financial incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

US Department of Energy website with information on energy efficient and renewable energy technologies, net metering programs, education and training resources and links to many related sites.


Environmental Law and Policy Center

Based in Chicago, the ELPC works to protect the in the Midwest Environment. They publish position papers and information, and organize issue-based action campaigns.


Home Power Magazine

Home Power magazine is a publication for which provides details about renewal energy and sustainable living. The publication also provides extensive product information, homeowner testimonials, buyer advice, and "how-to" instructions.


Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation invests in clean energy development and land preservation efforts, working with communities and citizens to improve environmental quality in Illinois. The Foundation supports programs and projects that will improve energy efficiency, develop renewable energy resources and preserve and enhance natural areas and wildlife habitats throughout the state.

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

The IL DCEO runs the various solar and renewable energy rebate and grants programs.


Illinois Renewable Energy Association

The IREA is non-profit organization for people interested in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable lifestyles and Earth friendly technology.
      

International Solar Energy Society

ISEA is a global organization that provides solar energy information, sponsors events and conferences, distributes position papers,


Iowa Renewable Energy Association

A non-profit organization promoting the use of renewable energy and energy conservation in Iowa's homes, farms, and schools.


Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

A leading source for advancing sound energy efficiency policies, programs and priorities.  MEEA works across the Midwest to increase funding of energy efficient policies and increase awareness and adoption of programs.


Midwest Renewable Energy Association

A regional organization based in Wisconsin, providing a network for sharing ideas, resources and information to promote a sustainable future. Each year MREA conducts an internationally recognized Energy Fair in mid June. The Energy Fair includes workshops, speakers, and energy displays.


National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL is a national laboratory that does research and development of renewable fuels and electricity that advance national energy goals to change the way we power our homes, businesses, and cars.


North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners

NABCEP is a volunteer board of renewable energy stakeholder representatives who support renewable energy and energy efficiency industries by develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.


PVWatts Grid-Tie PV System Performance Calculator

PVWATTS calculates electrical energy produced by a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed PVWATTS to permit non-experts to quickly obtain performance estimates for grid-connected PV systems within the United States and its territories.


Sandia National Laboratories - PV Division

Information on PV systems, components, projects and publications.


Solar Energy Industries Association

SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers, concerned with expanding the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace.


Solar Energy International

SEI offers hands-on and online workshops in solar, wind and water power and natural building technologies.     

 

 

 

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