www.fsec.ucf.edu: the Florida Solar Energy Center. This is the best source for solar information. The center certifies solar systems used in the state. It has a link to calculate cost and savings by Zip code (www.cleanpower.com).
www.DSIRE.net: solar calculator.
www.dep.state.fl.us/energy/energyact/solar.htm: state rebate program.
www.keysglee.com: Keys GLEE Expo (Green Living and Energy Education), the annual workshop that showcases green materials, building techniques, landscaping and even solar cars. May 9 to 11 in Marathon.
www.fkec.com: An interconnection agreement has been posted by the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative. In the search box, type interconnection agreement.
Green Guilding A to Z : book by Jerry Yudelson, New Society Publishers, $16.95.
www.earthethicsinstitute.org: the Earth Ethics Institute of Miami Dade College. Information on courses and related links.
www.eee.energy.gov: data about zero-energy houses, emerging technologies and more.
www.ases.org: American Solar Energy Society, which includes an interactive solar estimator that lets you calculate the amount of solar power you will need, the cost and potential energy savings.
Solar power experts will lead a discussion about the benefits of solar design in South Florida at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, in the Omni auditorium at Broward Community College North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. The event is sponsored by The U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org) and the Fort Lauderdale American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org).
Panelists will be Bob Reedy from Florida Solar Energy Center, Roger Messenger and Dan Morris of Vergona-Bowersox Electric, Pete DiNapoli from Florida Solar Energy Industries Association, and several home owners who use solar.