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This is becoming quite dated now.  So much has happened an the past five years!  I will update with more up-to-date bibliography, maybe after I receive my Ph.D. :)



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Bong Wie, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, and Carlos M. Roithmayr, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia

Reading and Source List: Renewable Energy
The following is a list of sources of information renewable energy resources, technologies, and applications. To find the publications listed, contact the source or publisher as indicated, your local library, or a bookstore. Verify availability, prices, and shipping and handling charges before ordering. Libraries may be able to obtain books and reports through their interlibrary loan system, and bookstores may be able to order books for you. This list does not cover all the available information on this subject, and the mention of any publication or organization should not be considered a recommendation or endorsement. This list was updated in March 1999.
Books, Reports, and Conference Proceedings
  • Advances in Solar Energy: Volume 12, K. Boer (ed.), American Solar Energy Society (ASES), 1998. Available from ASES (see Source List below). 500 pp. (approx.), $125.00 (non-members), $75.00 (members). Volumes 1 through 11 (1983-96) are also available.
  • Almanac of Renewable Energy: The Complete Guide to Emerging Energy Technologies, R. Golob and E. Brus, Henry Holt & Co., 1992. 352 pp. Out of print. ISBN 0805033920.
  • America Speaks Out: A Survey of 1996 Post Election Views, Sustainable Energy Coalition (SEC), 1996. Available from SEC, 315 Circle Avenue, Suite 2, Takoma Park, MD, 20912-4836; Phone: (301) 270-2258. 136 pp., $15.00.
  • Economics of Solar Energy Technologies, R. Larson, etal (ed.), American Solar Energy Society (ASES), 1992. Available from ASES (see Source List below). 48 pp., $20.00 (non-members), $15.00 (members).
  • Energy Technology Status Report-1996: Report Summary, California Energy Commission (CEC), 1997. Available from CEC, Publications Office, 1516 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814; Phone: (916) 654-5200. Publication No. 500-96-006 (contact for price information) and on the World Wide Web at:
  • From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity, J. Perlin, Aatec Publications, 1999. Available (in June 1999), from Aatec Publications P.O. Box 7119, Ann Arbor, MI 48107; Phone: (800) 995-1470. Estimate: 300 pp., $34.00.
  • Guidelines for the Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy Technology Applications, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 1991. 171 pp. Out of print. ISBN 9264134816.
  • Integration of Renewable Energy Sources into Electric Power Transmission Systems, P. Barnes, et al., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1996. Available from NTIS (see Source List below), 117 pp., $25.00, NTIS Order No. DE96000882WDE.
  • Investing in the Future: A Regulator's Guide to Renewables, J. Hamrin (ed.), National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), 1993. Available from NARUC, 1101 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: (202) 898-2200; World Wide Web: 169 pp., $10.00 (plus $1.00 for postage).
  • National Directory of Sustainable Energy Organizations (7th Ed.), Sun Day, 1997. Available from Sun Day, 315 Circle Avenue, Suite 2, Takoma Park, MD 20912-4836; Phone: (301) 270-2258. 65 pp., $18.00 (printed copy), $45.00 (diskette).
  • Powering the Midwest, (1993; 11 pp.), and A Powerful Opportunity: Making Renewable Electricity the Standard, (1999; 35 pp.), and Powerful Solutions: Seven Ways to Switch America to Renewable Electricity, (1999; 53 pp.), all published by and available from the Union of Concerned Scientists (see Source List below). The latter two documents are downloadable from the UCS Web site. Contact for prices and ordering information of print versions.
  • Power Plays: Profiles of America's Independent Renewable Electricity Developers, Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), 1995. Available from IRRC, 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1701; Phone: (202) 833-0700. 528 pp., $55.00, ISBN 1-879775-25-5; Executive summary $25.00.
  • Power Surge, C. Flavin and N. Lenssen, Worldwatch Institute, 1994. Available from the Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: (202) 452-1999. 382 pp., $10.95.
  • Progress in Solar Energy Technologies and Applications, H. Hubbard, P. Notari, S. Deb, S. Awerbuch (eds.), ASES, 1994. Available from ASES (see Source List below). 64 pp., $20.00 (non-members), $15.00 (members).
  • Renewable Energy Annual 1995, Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy, 1995. 158 pp., Document No. DEO/EIA 0603(95). Out of Print.
  • Renewable Energy Annual 1996, Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 1997. 192 pp., Document No. DOE/EIA 0603(96). Out of print.
  • Renewable Energy Annual 1997 (Vol 1), Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 1998. Available from U.S. Government Printing Office (see Source List below). 64 pp., $7.00, Document No. DOE/EIA 0603(97)/1, GPO Stock No. 061-003-01010-5.
  • Renewable Energy Annual 1998 (With Data for 1997), Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 1998. Available for viewing and downloading from World Wide Web at: A print version is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office (see Source List below). 91 pp., $11.00, Document No. DOE/EIA 0603(98), GPO Stock No. 061-003-01057-1.
  • Renewable Energy Experts and Advocates: A Debator's Resource Book, T. Dickerman (ed.) American Association for Fuel Cells (AAFC), 1997. Available from AAFC, 50 San Miguel Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015; Phone: (650) 992-3963. 240 pp., 10.00 (spiral bound).
  • Renewable Energy: Issues and Trends 1998, Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 1999. Available for viewing and downloading from World Wide Web at: A print version is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office (see Source List below). 96 pp., $13.00, Document No. DOE/EIA-0628(98), GPO Stock No. 061-003-01061-0.
  • Renewable Energy Sourcebook: A Primer for Action, Public Citizen, 1995. Available from Public Citizen (see Source List below). 300 pp., $60.00, Item No. C3334. Other directories are also available.
  • Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity, T. Jhansson, Island Press, 1992. Available from Island Press, P.O. Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; Phone: (800) 828-1302. 1,160 pp., $55.00, ISBN: 1-55963-1384.
  • Renewable Energy Technology Characterizations, U.S. Department of Energy and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), 1997. Available from EPRI Distribution Center, 207 Coggins Drive, P.O. Box 23205, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523; Phone: (510) 934-4212. 300 pp.s, $50.00; Document No. EPRI TR-109496, or downloaded from the Web at:
  • Renewing Our Energy Future, Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States, 1995. 280 pp. Out of print. ISBN 0-16-048237-2. Available for downloading from the Internet World Wide Web at:
  • Renewables Are Ready: People Creating Renewable Energy Solutions, N. Cole and P. Skerrett, Chelsea Green Press, 1995. Available from UCS (see Source List Below). 239 pp., $19.95, ISBN 0-930031-733.
  • Solar Energy: Today's Technologies for a Sustainable Future, M. McIntyre (ed.) ASES, 1997. Available from ASES (see Source List below), 64 pp., $20.00 (non-members), $15.00 (members).
  • Solar '98: Proceedings of the 1998 Annual Solar Conference, (Albuquerque, NM), R. Campbell-Howe, T. Cortez, and B. Wilkins-Crowder (eds.), American Solar Energy Society (ASES), 1998. Available from ASES (see Source List below), 597 pp., $100.00 (non-members), $50.00 (members). Proceedings from previous years' conferences are also available.
  • Technology Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, US Department of Energy, 1997. Available by downloading from World Wide Web at: