Alternative energy references

Alternative energy references


Alternative Energy

Checklist Categories:

1. General education sources

2. Solar & wind manufacturers, information

3. Wind/solar control electronics

4. Hydroelectric power

5. Energy-efficient appliances

6. Biofuels/fuel cells

7. Tax credit sources

8. Utilities

9. Alternative Energy Articles/Periodicals/Books/Publications

10. Funding/Grants

#1. General

Alternative Energy

Education Organizations

American Solar Energy Society

2400 Central Ave., Ste. G1

Boulder, CO 80301

Ph: 1-303-443-3120

Fax: 1-303-443-3212



Illinois Renewable Energy Association

Robert and Silva Vogl

Ph: 1-815-732-7332


Illinois Solar Energy Association

P.O. Box 1592

Aurora, IL 60507

Ph: 1-630-420-1118


Dept. of Energy

Chicago Regional Office

Ph: 1-312-353-6749

Chelsea Green Publishing Co.

P.O. Box 428

White River Junction, VT 05001

Ph: 1-800-639-4099

Midwest Renewable Energy Association

7558 Deer Road

Custer, WI 54423

Ph: 1-715-592-6595

Fax: 1-715-592-6596


Wisconsin Focus on Energy

101 E. Wilson St., 6th Floor

Madison, WI 53707

Ph: 1-608-264-9577


Buckminster Fuller

Humanity’s Option For Success the World Game

Consumer Federation of America Foundation

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network

Energy Star

Environmental Law and Policy Center

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Renewable Energy Businesses Illinois,com/businesses/byGeo/US/byS/IL/IL.shtml

Rocky Mountain Institute

State Energy Alternatives

#2. Solar


Dealers and

Installers, information

Home Smart Solutions, Inc.

Solatube (Daylighting)

DeWayne Silberhorn

6914 Forest Hills Rd.

Loves Park, IL 61111

Ph: 1-815-654-1341

Fax: 1-815-654-1370

Toll Free: 877-654-1341

Advanced Energy Solutions

186 Gates Road

Pomona, IL 62975

Aur Beck

Ph: 1-800-229-0453


Bonaparte Corporation

1455 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60605

George Specht

Ph: 1-312-431-9750

Homestead Specialties

306 Illinois Ave.

St. Charles, IL 60174

Jim Harley

Ph: 1-630-584-8780



Solar, Wind, and Water Electrical Systems

1433 West Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

Vladimir Nekolux

Ph/Fax: 1-312-738-3776


North American Technologies

8754 Archer Ave.

Willow Springs, IL 60480

John O’Connor

Ph: 1-708-839-8101

M.L. Olson Enterprises

2718 South State St.

Lockport, IL 60441

Mark Olson

Ph: 1-815-838-6062


Spire Solar Chicago

2041 W. Carroll Ave.

Chicago, IL 60612

Ph: 1-773-638-8700

445 N. Sacramento Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60612

Ph: 1-773-533-2151

Wilhelm Engineering

148 Sun Street

Stelle, IL 60919

Tim Wilhelm

Ph: 1-815-256-2262

Fax: 1-815-256-2285


Windy City Electric

P.O. Box 56318

Harwood Heights, IL 60656

Tony McMahon

Ph: 1-847-867-0201

SunWize Technologies, Inc.

#1 Sun St.

Stelle, IL 60919

Ph: 1-815-258-2222

Fax: 1-815-256-2221

Toll Free: 1-800-683-4837

Tennessee Solar and Homestead

Solar information on Internet

Solstice is the Internet information service of the Renewable Energy Policy Project and the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (REPP-CREST).

For more information on REPP-CREST, contact: Mary Kathryn Campbell, Director: Marketing and Publications, 1-202-293-2898; Fax: 1-202-293-5857

Address: 1612 K St., NW, Ste. 202, Washington, DC 20006

American wind energy.

City of Fort Collins Wind Power Program

Enron Wind turbines

Guided Tour on Wind Energy

NEG Micon

Wind Energy Projects in the U.S.

Wind in a Minute

#3. Wind/Solar Control


ABB Automation

Xantrex Technology, Inc.

(Trace Engineering)

5916 195th St., Northwest

Arlington, WA 98223

Ph: 1-360-435-8826

Fax: 1-360-435-2229

Energy Outfitters, Ltd.

Box 1888

136 S. Redwood Hwy.

Cave Junction, OR 97523

1-800-GOSOLAR (467-6527)


2225 East Loop 820

North Fort Worth, TX 76118

Ph: 1-800-886-4683

Ph: 1-817-595-4969

Fax: 1-817-595-1290



Vanner, Inc.

Ph: 1-800-ACPOWER


RV Power Products

1058 Monterey Vista Way

Encinitas, CA 92024

Ph: 1-800-493-7877

Ph: 1-760-944-8882

Morningstar Corp.

1098 Washington Crossing Rd.

Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Ph: 1-215-321-4457

Fax: 1-215-321-4458

# 4. Hydro electric power

Reiss International

Tom Reiss

P.O. Box 524

Watertown, WI 53094


Fax: 1-920-261-8357


River Dam Refitting, Owners of 20 lowhead dams across the country

Universal Electric Power

River Dam Refitting

1145 Highbrook St.

Akron, Ohio 44301


Fax: 1330-535-7250

Tennessee Solar and Homestead

Harris Pelton Turbines

Micro-Hydroelectric Generators

Orbital Tool Technologies

Terry Orcholski, Pres.

6550 Revlon Dr.

Belvidere, IL 61008


On-site repair, maintenance for large scale utilities—steam, nuclear and hydroelectric turbines.

#5. Energy-efficient appliances

Empire Comfort Systems

918 Freeburg Ave.

Belleville, IL 62222

Ph: 1-618-233-7420


Fax: 1-618-233-7097


Peerless-Premier Appliance Co.

119 S. 14th St., P.O. Box 387

Belleville, IL 62222

Ph: 1-618-233-0475

Fax: 1-618-235-1771

No website available

Institute of Gas Technology

1700 S. Mount Prospect Rd.

Des Plaines, IL 60018

Ph: 1-847-768-0500

Fax: 1-847-768-0501

Len Marianowski


Controlled Energy Corp.

340 Mad River Park

Wattsfield, VT 05673

Ph: 1-800-642-3199

Fax: 1-802-496-6924

SunMar Corp.

600 Main St.

Tonawanda, NY 14150

Ph: 1-905-332-1314

Fax: 1-905-332-1315


Canada: 5035 N. Service Road C-9, C-10

Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7L 5V2

Sun-Frost AC/DC


P.O. Box 1101

Arcata, CA 95521

Ph: 1-707-822-9095

#6. Biofuels/fuel Cells

Alexander’s Gas & Oil Connections

A gasoline powered “fuel cell” electric engine for the automobile

NI Source, Inc.

801 E. 86th Ave.

Merrillville, IN 46410

1-202-546-4996 – Amy Sholenberger

1-219-647-6204 – Regina Biddings

Renewabe Biomass Energy Program (RBEP)

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Letter

National Hydrogen Association

Other Fuel Cell Web Sites

#7. Tax Credits

Dept. of Commerce & Community Affairs (DCCA)

Ph. 1-217-557-1925



Ph: 1-630-576-6783


Federal Energy Dept.

#8. Utilities/other


Denise A. Bechen, Program Manager

Wind and Photovoltaic Generation Pricing Experiment

Technical Services

1919 Swift Drive

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Wk: 1-630-684-3784

Fax: 1-630-684-3719


Council of 100

Robert A. Levin, Exec. Director

515 N. Court St.

Rockford, IL 61103

Ph: 1-815-987-8118

Fax: 1-815-987-8129


#9. Alternative Energy


U.S. News & World Report

“Wind-power Revolution: The private sector is breezing toward U.S. energy independence”

November 12,2001 issue, pages 36-38

Home Power Magazine

P.O. Box 520

Ashland, OR 97520

Ph: 1-800-707-6585

Environmental Building News

122 Birge St.

Brattleboro, VT 05301

Ph: 1-802-257-7300


Chemical and Engineering News

1155-16th Street N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036


“Hydrogen Storage—Are Carbon Nanotubes Up To The Job? A: Perhaps.”

1/14/02 issue


Tips for Daylighting

Daylight Collaborative

EV World

“Time Proves Lovins Energy Predictions True”

EV World

“The World of Electric, Hybrid & Fuel Cell Vehicles”

Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century

By James Howard Kunstler

Simon and Schuster/ February 1998

Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage

By Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Princeton University Press/September 2001

Tomorrow’s Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells,

and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet

By Peter Hoffmann, Foreword by Tom Harkin

MIT Press / September 2001.

Windpower Monthly News Magazine

American Wind Energy Association

#10. Funding/Grants:

Illinois Clean Energy

Bob Romo, Program Officer

2 N. LaSalle St., Suite 950

Chicago, IL 60602

Ph: 1-312-372-5191

Fax: 1-312-372-5190

Federal Wind Subsidy

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