Organizations, Resources & Useful Links
You can find a great deal of information about the solar industry online. On this page we have gathered links to some of the more important and useful sites on the Internet.
Under the Organizations tab you will find links to those organizations that are affiliated with Run on Sun®.
Under the Resources tab you will find links to government agencies, utilities and other agencies that provide a wealth of detailed, technical information about solar power, rebate programs and more.
Finally, under the Other Useful Links tab we have collected links to a variety of other sites which we have found to provide useful information to those interested in this field.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers certifications for renewable energy professionals throughout North America. NABCEP began that work by creating a certification program for solar electric installers referred to as the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification and widely recognized as the "gold standard" for renewable energy installers. Or as the industry prefers to call it, "the one that's hard to get!"
Since 2010, all three Principals of Run on Sun - Founders Jim Jenal and Brad Banta, as well as Chief Electrician Velvet Dallesandro - have earned the designation: Certified PV Installation Professional,™ a distinction unmatched in the solar industry.
SEIA, the Solar Energy Industry Association, is the leading advocacy organization for the solar industry.
Click on the logo to learn more about SEIA and the work that it does to promote clean, renewable solar energy. Run on Sun is a proud member of SEIA.
Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Its mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy by advancing education, research and policy.
The ASES National Solar Tour is the world's largest grassroots solar event. This event offers participants the opportunity to tour homes and buildings to see how neighbors are using solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce their monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change.
The Solar Tour annually attracts over 150,000 attendees who visit more than 5,000 buildings in 3,000 participating communities. Now in its 16th year, this event is coordinated nationally by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society. It takes place annually during the first Saturday in October in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month.
Blogs & Solar News Sources We Follow
- Solar Charged Driving - the Synergy between Electric Vehicles and Solar
- Solar Feeds - News & Commentary about Solar Energy
- Solar Power Rocks - the Blog of Solar Fred & Friends
- Vote Solar - Political Action to Advance Solar Energy
- Solar Tribune - Online News, Analysis & Education about Solar Power
- NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- DOE - US Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Program
- EPA - US Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change
- US Global Change Research Program
- CEC - California Energy Commission - Go Solar California
- LA County Solar Map
- PWP - Pasadena Water & Power
- SCE - Southern California Edison
- LADWP - Los Angeles Deparment of Water & Power
- BWP - Burbank Water & Power
- GWP - Glendale Water & Power
- CBS Electrical Contractors
- O'Melveny & Myers LLP
- Jena Ardell - Free Lance Photography
- UKRO - the University Kidney Research Organization - our favorite charity
- Relations' Creations - One-of-a-kind handmade jewelry
Since the 1960's, Play-Well has been a leading manufacturer of top-quality wooden playsets built right here in Southern California. 100% of the electricity used in Play-Wells Pasadena manufacturing and sales facilities is from clean renewable energy, including a solar power system from Run on Sun and green power from PWP.
You can read more about Play-Well's commitment to the environment here.
Renewable Energy Database, based in Berlin, Germany, was created in 2008 by a group of students and experts professionally and privately dealing with the subjects of renewable energies and energy efficiency. Since the beginning their goal has been to make the rapidly developing renewable energy market more transparent and, through the popularization of the most recent and efficient technologies in the green energy sector, make global development more sustainable.
Since 1987,Home Powermagazine has been the leading renewable energy information source for end-users and professional alike. Topics include solar, wind, and hydro-electricity, solar hot water, energy efficient building, clean transportation technologies, and much more.