More than ever, it has become imperative for the world to start utilizing renewable resources that can provide clean energy for the power grid. Around 80% of the world's population currently has access to electricity (read more here), with the U.S. and Canada at the top of the leaderboards in electrical consumption. Earth By Design is working to be an industry leader in innovative, clean and renewable energy solutions that can help pave the way for future generations.
While development of a renewable energy project can be complex with all the regulatory, licensing, permitting, financing, and other tasks, we hope that these links will provide you with some basic ideas of how you can get involved. Or, if you're interested in partnering with one of Earth By Design's projects, this page still offers some insight into the world of clean energy.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL): NREL offers tools for researching and learning more about solar energy, the costs and the potentials with access to site maps, GIS databases, calculation tools, and more.
Save On Energy: Offers easy to follow references for understanding wind turbine technology, consumer and business pricing, and more.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA): The EIA offers statistical data on the average costs of solar, wind, hydro, and other sources of energy based on reported information.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): The DOE has a wealth of information available about hydropower in dams, run-of-river schemes, run-of-canal schemes, and pump storage facilities.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA): This is a great starting point for anyone interested in wind power including resources and learning tools for both small and large-scale projects.
American Biogas Council (ABC): Details on the biogas industry, tools, and details to get started.
U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Alternative Fuels Data Center: The DOE EERE has statistical information and good links for those interested in alternative fuels.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): The USDA offers a great Biogas Roadmap for those interested in learning more about the opportunities with anaerobic digestion and biogas.
In today's information technology age, the internet offers a wealth of resources, knowledge, and information. The reality of developing a project is not so cut and dry. That's why Earth By Design offers a wide variety of affordable and effective solutions to help you with a project or provide a customized project that can suit your needs.