Solar Resources

There are many solar resources available in the web, here are a few to get you started.

Solar Tools

Solar Pathfinder Solar Pathfinder Solar Pathfinder is a terrific tool for anyone planning to carry out several installations. It is a straightforward tool that highlights potential issues with shading at different times of the year, taking only a few seconds to set up and use.

Used in conjunction with our solar irradiance tables and a compass, the Solar Pathfinder ensures site surveys are straightforward, accurate and trouble free.

Energy MonitorA plug in Energy Monitor is a great way of measuring how much energy an appliance is using, and is a hugely useful tool for accurately measuring your energy requirements.

Simply plug it into the mains socket in the wall, then plug your appliance into it and measure the wattage.

The energy monitor measures active watts, total kWh of energy used, voltage from the socket and total amps. Visit UK Web Site or US Web Site.

Solar Resources in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Sunshine Solar
Sunshine Solar provide photovoltaic panels, batteries, kits, inverters and accessories including some panel configurations that are difficult to find elsewhere. Prices are excellent and service is second to none.

Maplin have an excellent range of solar products available at excellent prices. Their web site includes a number of special offers that are not available in their stores.

Battery Megastore

Battery Megastore
offer superb prices on the Kyocera panels, controllers and heavy duty deep cycle batteries. Everything is usually in stock and next day delivery is included in the price.

Select Solar

Select Solar
sell photovoltaic panels, kits, toys and gadgets.

Photovoltaic Panel & Wind Turbine Specialists - UK
Established in 1997, EDC specialise in the design & supply of off-grid solar & wind power systems. Free system design and technical support.

Solar Resources in the United States of America
United States

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE USA) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal policies to promote renewable energy. It is funded by the U.S. Department for Energy and maintained by the NC Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

Real Goods Solar
has been trading and selling products since 1978. They offer excellent prices - often up to 75% off list prices - and great service.
are one of the largest suppliers of panels and kits in the United States. They offer competitive prices and excellent advice and support.


are a research company who also sell photovoltaic panels from manufacturers including Kyocera, BP and Siemens at competitive prices.

DIY Solar Store

DIY Solar Store
sell equipment for DIY installation.

Solar Home

Solar Home
has been trading for over ten years and has a wealth of experience in supplying solar systems.

Alter Systems

Alter Systems
offers an extensive range of photovoltaic panels and accessories at competitive prices. - Wizards 4 Environmental Technologies specializes in water treatment and alternative renewable energy solutions including photovoltaic panels, solar hot water, wind turbines, Amana heat pumps, Waterite water filtration systems, water softeners, reverse osmosis and uv water purification units.

Solar Resources in Canada

Natural Power Products

Natural Power Products
provide solar and wind systems and components. They also have a network of nationwide dealers and installers.

Additional Solar Links

For additional links to solar web sites, visit our solar links page.

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