Photovoltaic (PV) Resources

"Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic power generation employs solar panels composed of a number of solar cells containing a photovoltaic material. Materials presently used for photovoltaics include monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, and copper indium gallium selenide/sulfide. Due to the increased demand for renewable energy sources, the manufacturing of solar cells and photovoltaic arrays has advanced considerably in recent years." - Wikipedia

Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturers & Services


A Guide to Photovoltaic (PV) System Design and Installation |
Prepared for: California Energy Commission by Endecon Engineering.

Application of Semiconductor Nanocrystals to Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Devices | Papers/WhitePaper-Solar-Convers-v1.0.pdf
518-273-6266 | Troy, NY
Technical White Paper from Evident Technologies.

ASU-PTL | | 480-727-1220 | Mesa, AZ
An ISO 17025 accredited testing lab, the Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory @ Arizona State University (ASU-PTL) is a world-renowned independent PV testing laboratory that has been serving the community since 1992.

Buying a Photovoltaic Solar Electric System |
A consumer guide from the California Energy Commission.

European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) | | +32-2-465.38.84 | Brussels, Belgium
The worlds largest industry association devoted to the solar electricity market, who aims to promote photovoltaics at the national, European and worldwide levels and to assist its members in the development of their businesses in both the European Union and in export markets.

Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) |
Photovoltaics (PV) research.

How do Photovoltaics Work? |
From NASA, by Gil Knier.

IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme | | +41 26 494 00 30 | Switzerland
A collaborative R&D Agreement, established within the International Energy Agency, and conducting projects on the application of solar photovoltaic electricity.

Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Space Photovoltaics |
Information from NASA.

National Energy Foundation | | UK
Our aim and values are to help people and businesses throughout the UK to reduce their carbon emissions through the use of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources to help combat climate change.

National Photovoltaic Environmental, Health and Safety Assistance Center | | 631-344-4486 | Upton, NY
Provides information and guidance for the photovoltaic community and interested public based on work funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Photovoltaics Division, from Brookhaven National Laboratory.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) |
Research & development, information resources, from the U.S. Department of Energy.Photovoltaic Basics
From the U.S. Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Program.

Photovoltaic Systems - Technologies and Applications |
From Denis Lenardic.

Photovoltaic Systems Research & Development - Sandia National Laboratories | | Albuquerque, NM
We are collaboratively working with the U.S. photovoltaic industry, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, other government agencies, and international organizations to increase the world-wide use of photovoltaic power systems by reducing cost, improving reliability, increasing performance, removing barriers, and growing markets.

Photovoltaic Technology Platform | | + 32-2-4653884 | Brussels
An initiative which aims at mobilising all the actors sharing a long-term European vision for photovoltaic; realising the European Strategic Research Agenda for PV for the next decade(s) and give recommendations for implementation; ensuring that Europe maintains industrial leadership.

School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering | | +61 2 9385 4018 | Sydney, Australia
Internationally recognised for its research in the area of photovoltaics, most of which is now conducted under the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics

Solar Energy Technologies Program |
Photovoltaics information from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Texas Solar Energy Society | | 800-465-5049 | Austin, TX
Information on Photovoltaics.

The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production |
This paper is part of the Center for the Study of Energy Markets (CSEM) Working Paper Series, by Severin Borenstein.

Wikipedia |
Photovoltaics definition, information and links.