Solar Energy Resources



The US Department of Energy Consumer´s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides additional information on Solar Water Heaters and Solar Swimming Pool Heaters.


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides information on installing a solar hot water heating system in your home. There are also solar radiation maps that provide data on the solar resource potential for different areas of the United States.


The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency website provides a searchable comprehensive database of state, local and utility based incentives.


Solar Energy International is a resource for education and training programs including seminars on how to install your own solar water heater.


Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is an excellent resource for learning more about solar energy. The website provides information on:

  • The uses of solar energy and the types of systems used. Included are basic sizing guidelines for solar pool systems.
  • The rated performance of certified solar collectors.
  • Frequently asked questions and answers regarding solar pool heating.

The information is designed to provide guidance when choosing a solar energy system.


Solar Energy Industries Association
Established in 1974, SEIA works to expand the use of solar technologies, strengthen research and development, remove market barriers, and improve education and outreach for solar.


Florida Solar Energy Industries Association
Founded in 1977, FlaSEIA is a nonprofit professional association of companies involved in the solar energy industry.


California Solar Energy Industries Association
Since 1977, CALSEIA has supported the widespread adoption of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems by educating consumers, supporting solar legislation and conducting business in a professional and ethical manner.