To help ensure transparency and appropriate recognition, the following is a list of resources referenced in the pages of this website!
 

Energy Basics:

Energy Conversion Calculators
United States Energy Information Administration. Energy Conversion Calculator. Web. http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=about_energy_conversion_calculator

Overview of the definition and applications of different types of distributed generation:
The California Energy Commission. California Distributed Energy Resource Guide. Web. http://www.energy.ca.gov/distgen/

Codes and Requirements for small renewable energy systems:
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Local Codes and Requirements for Small Renewable Energy Systems. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=10690

WPSC Rules:
State of Wyoming. Wyoming Public Service Commission. Web. http://psc.state.wy.us/htdocs/rules_new.htm

Wyoming Public Service Commission:
Wyoming. Wyoming Public Service Commission. Protecting the Interest of Wyoming’s Public Service Commission. Web. http://psc.state.wy.us/

Renewable Technologies:

Biomass:

DOE’s Energy Saver’s Biomass Page
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/renewable_energy/biomass/index.cfm/mytopic=50001

DOE’s Biomass Program
United States Department of Energy. Biomass Program. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/biomass/

Wyoming Business Council. Oilseed Bulletin. Web. http://mysare.sare.org/mySARE/assocfiles/927554Oilseed Bulletin.pdf

More Research-based information from extension Wood Energy Community of Practice
“University of Wyoming.” Wood Energy. N.P., 2011. Web. 6 Oct 2011. http://www.extension.org/wood_energy

DOE’s Energy Saver’s
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12570

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
NCAT–National Sustainable Agriculture Project. ATTR. Biodiesel, Web. https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/farm_energy/biodiesel.html

Wyoming Business council’s Oilseed Opportunities for Wyoming
Wyoming Business Council. Oilseed Bulletin. Web. http://mysare.sare.org/mySARE/assocfiles/927554Oilseed Bulletin.pdf

Geothermal:

Rocky Mountain Oil Testing Center new Midwest, WY
United States Department of Energy. RMOTC. Web. http://www.rmotc.doe.gov/geothermal.html

Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
United States Department of Energy. Geothermal Technologies Program. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/directuse.html

Learn more about Geothermal Heat Pumps in Wyoming (PDF)
Geiger, Milton, and Tina Russell. “Heating and Cooling with Renewable Energy.” May 2011: 1-2. Print.

Department of Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program (PDF)
“Ground Source Heat Pumps: FINAL REPORTS.” 03 Feb 2009. 1-139. Web. 6 Oct 2011. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/pdfs/gshp_overview.pdf

Overview of Technology
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12640

Product specifications and contractor guidance
United States Environment Protection Agency, United States Department of Energy. Energy Star. Web.http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=HP

Commercial building information
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/heatpumps.html

Overview and installer information
Down to Earth Energy. International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. Web. http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu/

Hydroelectric:

Department of Energy
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/hydro_how.html

Bureau of Reclamation webpage
United States Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation. Reclamation — Managing Water in the West. Web. http://www.usbr.gov/

Projects in Wyoming
State of Wyoming Geological Survey. Wyoming Geology. Web. http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu

Schematics and photos of hydropower facilities
Idaho National Laboratory. Hydropower Facts. Web. http://hydropower.inel.gov/hydrofacts/index.shtml

Department of Energy
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=11050

Virtual Hydro Prospector
United States Department of Energy. Idaho National Laboratory. Web. http://hydropower.inel.gov/prospector/index.shtml

Overview Page on hydropower
Idaho National Laboratory. Hydropower Facts. Web. http://hydropower.inel.gov/hydrofacts/index.shtml

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Small/Low Impact Hydropower Program . Web. http://www.ferc.gov/industries/hydropower/gen-info/licensing/small-low-impact.asp

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
NCAT– National Sustainable Agriculture Project. ATTR., Hydro Power, Web. https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/farm_energy/hydropower.html

Tennessee Valley Authority
Tennessee Valley Authority. Hydroelectric Power. Web. http://www.tva.com/power/hydro.htm

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Corps Program Results. Hydropower . Web. http://www.corpsresults.us/hydro/default.htm

U.S. Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Program
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers—Hydropower Works. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/hydro_basics.html

U.S. Geological Survey, Hydroelectric Power
United States Geological Survey. Water Science for School. Web. http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/wuhy.html

Solar:

Concentrating Solar Resource Map
United States Department of Energy. PDF. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/pdfs/130.pdf

Solar Energy Program
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers—Solar Energy Technologies Program, Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/csp_program.html

Florida Solar Energy Center
Florida Solar Energy Center. Solar Electricity Basics. Web. http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/consumer/solar_electricity/basics/index.htm

6.12¢ k Wh United States Energy Information Administrations. Electricity. Web. http://www.eia.gov/cneaf/electricity/

Energy Savers TipsUnited States Department of Energy. Energy Savers—Considering a small solar electric system. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=10730

IMBY Tool
United States Department of Energy. National Renewable Energy Labortory. Web. http://www.nrel.gov/eis/imby/

Overview of the types of solar thermal systems
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers—Solar water Heaters. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm/mytopic=12850

Department of Energy solar water heating web page.
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers—Solar water Heaters. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm/mytopic=12850

Energy Savers web page
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers—Passive Solar Home Design. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/designing_remodeling/index.cfm/mytopic=10250

Wind:

Wyoming’s Wind resource.
United States Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources. 80-meter Wind Maps and Wind Resource Potential. Web. http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/wind_maps.asp

United States Department of Energy, Wind Power animation
United States Department of Energy. Energy Saver. Wind Power Animation Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=10501

United States Department of energy, Wind Turbine animation
United States Department of Energy. Energy Saver. How Wind Turbines Work. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_how.html

American Wind Energy Association, Wind Tutorial
American Wind Energy Association. Wind Web Tutorial. Web. http://archive.awea.org/faq/wwt_basics.html

United States Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/small_wind_system_faqs.html

Windustry
Windustry and Great Plains Windustry Project. Windustry. Web. http://www.windustry.org/communitywind

DOE Wind powering America
United States Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources. Web. http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/index.asp

Small Wind:

Helpful checklist of considerations…
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=10910

FAQ list on small wind systems
American Wind Energy Association. FAQ for Small Wind Systems. Web. http://www.awea.org/learnabout/publications/upload/Small_Wind_FAQ_Factsheet.pdf

Wind Resource map of Wyoming
United States Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources. Wind Powering America. Web. http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/wind_resource_maps.asp?stateab=wy

In my Back Yard (IMBY) Tool
National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL: In my Backyard. Web. http://www.nrel.gov/eis/imby

More Information on Operating you system off-grid
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=10610

List of Questions to ask when shopping for a small wind system
American Wind Energy Association. Equipment Providers: Questions to be asked when shopping for a Small Wind System. Web. http://www.awea.org/learnabout/smallwind/equipment_providers.cfm

Wind – Additional Information

Commercial Wind Energy Development in Wyoming: a Guide for Landowners
Jackle, A., M. Geiger, and J. Lovato. University of Wyoming. Commercial Wind Energy Development in Wyoming: A guide for Landowners 2nd Edition. 2011. PDF. Print.

Relevant Wind energy Legislation. Rules. Regulations in Wyoming

Wyoming Wind Energy Rights Act
State of Wyoming Legislature. Wyoming Wind energy rights Act. Web. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2011/bills/SF0022.pdf

Wyoming Statutes. Title 1. Chapter 26 “Eminent Domain.” Article 8
State of Wyoming Legislature. “Eminent Domain”. Web. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title1/T1CH26.htm

Wyoming Statutes, Title 18, Chapter 5, Article 5 “Wind Energy Facilities”
State of Wyoming Legislature. “Wind energy Facilities”. Web. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title18/Title18.htm

Wyoming Statutes, Title 39, Chapter 22 “Tax upon Production of electricity from Wind Resources”
State of Wyoming Legislature. “Tax upon Production of electricity from Wind Resources”. Web. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title39/Title39.htm

Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI)Rules and Regulations Board of Land commissioners. Chapter6. Wind energy Leasing.
State of Wyoming Legislature. Wind Energy Leasing. Web. http://soswy.state.wy.us/Rules/RULES/7904.pdf

County Level Regulations

Albany:
Albany County Wyoming. Albany County Wind Energy Siting Regulations. Web. http://www.co.albany.wy.us/Data/Sites/1/SharedFiles/planning/regulations/windenergysitingregulations.pdf

Carbon:
Carbon County Wyoming. Wind Energy Overlay-District Regulations. Web.http://www.carbonwy.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=537

Converse:
Converse County Wyoming. Wind Energy Siting Regulation. Web. http://conversecounty.org/gov-admin/county-commissioners/regulations/windenergynov152010.pdf

Laramie:
Laramie County Wyoming. Wind Energy System Regulations. Web.
http://www.laramiecounty.com/_departments/_planning/_pdfs/LCWindRegs5_22_08.pdf

Lincoln:
Lincoln County Government. Land Use Regulation. Web. http://www.lcwy.org/departments/planning/documents/Land_Use_Regulations/Chapter 6 – DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.pdf

Natrona:
Natrona County Wyoming. Meteorological Tower and Wind Energy conversion system Regulations. Web. http://www.natrona.net/DocumentView.aspx?DID=521

Park
Park County Wyoming. Development Standards and Regulation: Wind Power (commercial) . Web. http://www.parkcounty.us/planningandzoning/documents/2010 Development Standards and Regulations-webuse.pdf

Platte:
Platte County Wyoming Government. Wind Energy Siting Regulation. Web. http://www.plattecountywyoming.com/PlanningandZoning/forms/windenergyregs.pdf

Sweetwater:
Sweetwater County. Wind Farm Zoning Regulations. Web. http://www.sweet.wy.us/pz/Language_Amendments/Adopted_Wind_Farm_Regulations.pdf

Energy Efficiency:

The Wyoming State Energy Office: Wyoming Business Council. Energy Assistance. Web. http://www.wyomingbusiness.org/energy

Extension Farm Energy: University of Wyoming. Farm Energy Extension. Web. http://www.extension.org/ag_energy

Home Energy: University of Wyoming. Home Energy Extension. Web. http://www.extension.org/home_energy

 

Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Department of energy and North Caroling State Database of State Incentives for Renewable and Efficiency: United States Department of Energy. DSIRE. Web. http://www.dsireusa.org/

Residential Energy Efficiency Incentives

Black Hills Power — Rebates:
Black Hills Power: Products and Service. Residential Incentives Program. Web. http://www.blackhillspower.com/rebprog.htm

Carbon Light and Power – Rebates
Carbon Power and Light Inc.. Rebates. Web. http://www.carbonpower.com/rebates.htm

Cheyenne Light, Fuel, and Power — Rebates
Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power. How to Use your Energy to put money back in your pocket . Web. http://www.cheyennelight.com/energyincentives.htm

Rocky Mountain Power — Rebates
Rocky Mountain Power. Efficiency Programs & Incentives. Web. http://www.rockymountainpower.net/res/sem/epi.html

LIEAP Weatherization — Grant
State of Wyoming. Wyoming Department of Family Services. LIEAP and WAP low income energy assistance program and the weatherization assistance program. Web. http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/economic-assistance/lieap/index.html

Wyoming Energy Savers Loan
Wyoming Community Development Authority. Wyoming Energy Savers Program. Web. http://www.wyomingcda.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=82&Itemid=104

Energy Efficient Mortgages — Loan
Residential Energy Services Network. Mortgage Information. Web. http://www.resnet.us/ratings/mortgages

Residential energy Efficiency Tax Credit — 30% tax credit with $500 maximum
Energy Star. 2011 Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency. Web. http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_inde&xgt

Residential Energy conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Personal) — Tax Deduction
IRS. Taxable and Nontaxable Income . Web. http://www.irs.gov/publications/p525/index.html

Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives

Black Hills Power — Rebates
Black Hills Power. Commercial & Industrial Customer Programs. Web. http://www.blackhillspower.com/cimktg.htm

Carbon Light and Power — Rebates
Carbon Power and Light Inc.. Rebates : CP&L/Tri-State Energy Efficiency Credit Program. Web. http://www.carbonpower.com/rebates.htm

Rocky Mountain Power – Rebates
Rocky Mountain Power. Efficiency Programs & Incentives. Web. http://www.rockymountainpower.net/bus/se/epi.html

Energy Retrofit and Audit Program
Wyomign Business Council, State Energy Office. Web. http://www.wyomingbusiness.org/program/energy-retrofit-and-audit-program/1153

Renewable Energy Development Assistance Application
University of Wyoming. Renewable Energy Development assistance Application. PDF. Web. http://www.wyomingrenewables.org/index.php/incentives/energy-efficiency/

Energy – Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction
Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition. Tax Deduction Coalition. Web. http://www.efficientbuildings.org/

USDA – Rural energy for America Program (REAP) Grants and Guaranteed Loans
United States Department of Agriculture. Energy. Web. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/Energy.html

Communities and Non-profits

Clean Renewable Energy Bonds:
IRS. Clean Renewable energy bonds. Web. http://www.irs.gov/irb/2007-14_IRB/ar17.html

Performance Contracting:
United States Environmental Protection Agency. Energy Star Buildings. Web. http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/spp_res/Introduction_to_Performance_Contracting.pdf

Energy Matrix:
United States Department of Agriculture. Energy. Web. http://www.energymatrix.usda.gov/

 

Resources & Assessment Tools:

National Renewable energy Laboratory (NREL) in My Back Yard (IMBY)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In my Backyard. Web. http://www.nrel.gov/eis/imby/

NREL Solar America Communities SolOpt Optimization Tool
United States Department of Energy. Solar America Communities Publications and tools. Web. http://solaramericacommunities.energy.gov/resources/publications/

Natural Resource Canada RET Screen International
Natural Resources Canada. RET Screen International. Web. http://www.retscreen.net/ang/home.php

Energy Matter’s Solar Estimator
Solar Estimation. Finding Solar Contractors. Web. http://www.solar-estimate.org/index.php?verifycookie=1&page=&subpage=&external_estimator

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Energy Self-Assessment
United States Department of Agriculture. Energy Self Assessment. Web. http://www.ruralenergy.wisc.edu/default.asp&xgt

EPA combined Heat and Power Partnership Assessment Tool
United States Environment Protection Agency. Streamlining Project Development. Web. http://www.epa.gov/chp/project-development/index.html

DOE EERE
United States Department of Energy. Energy Calculators and Software. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/calculators/

EPA Energy Star Program
Energy Star. Tools and Resource Library. Web. www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tools_resources.bus_energy_management_tools_resources

 

Carbon Sequestration:

National Energy Technology Lab
National Energy Technology Lab. Carbon Sequestration. Web. http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/carbon_seq/faqs.html

University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources?
University of Wyoming. Carbon Management Institute. Web. http://www.uwyo.edu/ser/centers-of-excellence/carbon-management.html

High Plains Gasification—Advanced Technology Center
University of Wyoming. UW & GE Energy High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center. Web.http://www.uwyo.edu/hpg-atc/

Department of Energy Enhancing Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems
C Site. Caron Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems. Web. http://csite.ornl.gov/

Environmental Protection Agency
National Environmental Protection Agency. Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture and Forestry. Web. http://www.epa.gov/sequestration/

Online Tool
University of Wyoming. Rangeland Carbon Credits. Web. http://agecon.uwyo.edu/RangelandCarbonCredits/

Washington State University Energy Extension Program:Washington State University. WSU Extension Energy Program. Web. http://www.energy.wsu.edu/Home.asp&xg

Department of Energy, Energy Savers
United States Department of Energy. Energy Savers Home. Web. http://www.energysavers.gov/

Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
United States Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Web. http://www.eere.energy.gov/

National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
United States Department of Energy. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Web. http://www.nrel.gov/

Extension
University of Wyoming. Extension. Web. http://www.extension.org/

National sustainable Agriculture Information Service
NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Project. Farm Energy Alternatives. Web. https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/farm_energy/

Department of Energy: Energy Education
United States Department of Energy. Energy Education and Workforce. Web. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/default.asp&xgt