Resources

Magazines

Home Power Magazine: The Hands-on Journal of Home Made Power. This magazine covers various energy topics: solar, wind, PV systems, electric vehicles, batteries, hydrogen, domestic solar hot water, etc. Highly recommended!

Mother Earth News
: The guide to living wisely features renewable energy projects and helpful sustainable living articles. Published bimonthly.

Solar Today: The magazine of the American Solar Energy Association. Available through The American Solar Energy Society

The Real Goods Catalogue: [800.762.7325] This is a wide-ranging catalogue of conservation and renewable energy, including photovoltaic panels, solar hot water, and do-it-yourself items.

Books

The Not So Big House: A series of books by architect Sarah Susanka that bring a new way of thinking about what makes a place feel like home. Not So Big doesn’t necessarily mean small. It means not as big as you thought you needed, but designed and built to perfectly suit the way you live.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: The Sourcebook provides the technical details you need to harness the sun, wind, or water for your home power generation. 600 pages.

The Solar Electric House: Energy for the Environmentally-Responsive, Energy-Independent Home [by Steven J. Strong]: A complete guide to solar home design, helping you choose the right system and how to install it.

Consumer Guide to Solar Energy [by Scott Sklar and Kenneth G. Sheinkopf]: Reduce energy costs while making your home more comfortable with energy efficient products available at your local store. The new edition includes updated information on solar energy tax credits.

Websites

American Council for Energy Efficient Economy— www.aceee.org
American Solar Energy Association— www.ases.org
Database State Incentives, Renewable Energy— www.dsireusa.org
Frederick County Office of Sustainability— www.frederickcountymd.gov/sustainability
Interstate Renewables Council— www.irecusa.org
MD-DC-VA Solar Energy Industries Association— www.mdv-seia.org
Maryland Clean Energy Center— www.mdcleanenergy.org
Maryland Energy Administration— www.energy.state.md.us
Potomac Region Solar Energy Association— www.prsea.org
Solar Electric Industries Association— www.seia.org
Solar Electric Power Association— www.solarelectricpower.org
US Department of Energy— www.energy.gov
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon— www.solardecathlon.gov
U.S. DOE/EPA Energy Star— www.energystar.gov
U.S. Green Building Council— www.usgbc.org