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View Resource EnviroMission

EnviroMission is an Australian company that intends to construct a massive solar tower between New South Wales and Victoria. Scheduled for completion in 2005, the energy producing tower is remarkable in a number of ways. Most notably, the tower will be about one kilometer tall, taller than any other manmade structure. Furthermore, it is not a conventional solar power installation, as it will not...

http://www.enviromission.com.au/IRM/content/default.aspx
View Resource 2001 Annual Energy Review

The US Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) describes itself as providing policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. The EIA Web site provides many informational pages and publications including the newly released...

https://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/index.php
View Resource Solar Thermal Power Technologies

Published in July 2002 by the Energy Research Foundation of the Netherlands, this 50-page report describes current and future Solar Thermal Power technologies. It offers a unique perspective by looking ahead to the "global energy supply and demand until 2100." Five main technologies are described, and two are examined in depth. The first is a solar tower design that uses a large array of mirrors...

ftp://ftp.ecn.nl/pub/www/library/report/2002/c02062.pdf
View Resource Power from the Sun.net

The book Solar Energy Systems Design is offered in a newly revised and free version on this Web site. It is an excellent resource to learn about solar power and the technology that is used to harness it. Seven chapters describe how the sun itself produces energy, how the sun's position relative to the earth's surface effects energy system generation, and how various collectors work. In addition to...

http://www.powerfromthesun.net/
View Resource History of Energy

This latest Topic in Depth delves in the Web's offerings on the history of energy. The first site is maintained by the US Department of Energy, which is called Milestones in the History of Energy and Its Uses (1). From fire to the discovery of nuclear energy, the site gives short descriptions on significant events in the history of energy for each century, events by particular fuel type, events by...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0110
View Resource The Solar Decathlon

In October 2002, teams of students from universities around the US competed in the Solar Decathlon, an eleven-day event that challenges the participants "to design, build, and operate the most effective and efficient solar-powered house." The Solar Decathlon homepage features information about the contest, the different designs, and the experiences of each team. Contestants also share their...

https://www.solardecathlon.gov/
View Resource SODA: Solar Radiation Database

The Solar Database, or SoDa, is described as an integration and exploitation of networked Solar radiation Databases for environment monitoring and as a project that aims to integrate European-wide solar radiation resources (i.e. databases, processing chains and educational resources) into one, thematically organized, Web site. The search tool allows users to search for data from a variety of...

http://www.soda-pro.com/
View Resource Energy Tutorial

The University of California at Irvine's National Fuel Cell Research Center maintains the Energy Tutorial Web site. This well designed online tutorial takes students through more than twenty subject areas, including energy, fossil fuels, solar energy, biomass and waste, energy conversion, fuel cells, environmental impacts, and much more. Each topic includes non-technical text, photographs, graphs,...

http://www.nfcrc.uci.edu/3/tutorials/EnergyTutorial/Default....
View Resource Southface Energy Institute: Southface Fact Sheets

The Southface Energy Institute provides this free collection of online fact sheets that illustrates many construction practices, building technologies, and current energy codes that were developed to maximize energy efficiency in homes and offices. Ranging from one to six pages in length, the fact sheets address topics such as Passive Solar Design, Advanced Wall Framing, Efficient Lighting...

http://www.southface.org/resources/
View Resource History of Solar Energy

The California Solar Center offers this history of Solar Energy. Written by John Perlin, author of "From Space to Earth - The Story of Solar Electricity," the article summarizes three major solar energy subjects -- photovoltaics, solar thermal, and passive solar architecture. Visitors can get a quick overview of "how we have learned to capture sunlight and use it to make electricity, heat water...

http://californiasolarcenter.org/history/