Design reference data for building DIY solar, renewable energy, and energy conservation projects.
Books, websites, publications, analysis tools, material properties, and information that you may find helpful in building your own solar and renewable energy projects.
Note that some of the companies listed under "Solar Suppliers" provide extensive technical data.
All Around Solar Refs & Pubs
|Solar Publications, Websites, & News||Solar Associations||
|Climate Change & The Environment||Energy Fairs, Events, Workshops|
|Solar Analysis||Solar Engineering Books and References||Sun Charts & Position, Collector Aiming, Climatic & Radiation, Wind, Overhangs||
Home Energy simulations and heat loss.
Estimating Solar Fraction.
|Window Analysis and Selection||Estimate Greenhouse Gas Emissions|
|Plumbing, Pipes, Pumps, ...||Sizing Pipes, Ducts, Fans, HVAC, heaters,...||Electrical, Wire, Motors, ...||Heat Transfer Analysis||
Fuel Data and Energy Conversion
|Solar Collector Design, Ratings, & Certification||Heat Exchanger Design||Measuring Collector Output and Efficiency||Measurements & Instruments||
Solar Program Code
|Calculators||Insulation Upgrade Calculator||
Home Heat Loss
||Fuel Comparison Calculator||
|Collector Efficiency Calculator|
|Window Shutter Condensation Calculator||Collector Fin Efficiency Calculator|
|Material Properties||Glazing, Plastics, Pipe, Insulation, wood, ...||Emissivity of Materials||R Values|
Appliance Energy Info
|Energy Efficient Appliances|
|Solar Incentive Programs||Government Energy Incentive Programs|
Renewable Energy Product
|Renewable Suppliers -- All Categories|
|Other||Good non-solar DIY (and other) Sites|