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The IEA-PVPS UK website describes UK activity in the field of photovoltaics and in particular the United Kingdom's participation within the International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) Programme.

CAT, Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT publishes a wide range of titles to present a range of material covering many positive and practical solutions to environmental problems. The full list of CAT publications is available and they can be ordered online, a selection are available to download for free. CAT also runs a number of short courses on renewable energy and sustainable energy systems and has a graduate school.  

ECN, UK Environmental Change Network
The aim of the ECN is to establish and maintain a selected network of sites within the UK from which to obtain comparable long-term datasets through the monitoring of a range of variables identified as being of major environmental importance. The website includes ECN data, environmental indicators and publications.

NEF, National Energy Foundation
NEF is an educational charity that aims to help people and business combat climate change by reducing their carbon emissions through implementing energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources. NEF provides information, advice and technical support to individuals and organisations.

Energy Savings Trust
Provides advice and information to homeowners and housing developers looking to save energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by introducing energy efficiency measures and building integrated renewables

The Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust works with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies. The website includes publications, case studies and information on policy and regulation, research, low carbon technologies and energy efficiency. The Carbon Trust also runs a series of events and workshops.

Low Carbon Buildings Programme
The Governments Low Carbon Buildings Programme provides grants towards the cost of microgeneration technologies in a range of buildings including households, community organisations, public, private and the non-profit sectors. Details of the grants available and the application process are on the website. The website also includes a news section with renewable energy news highlights from the UK.

BERR, Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform website includes information on UK Government Renewables policy, the Renewables obligation and UK planning policy and planning processes.

Northumbria Photovoltaics Application Centre
The Northumbria Photovoltaics Application Centre was established in 1984 to provide an expert photovoltaic research and consultancy service. The site has links to research activities in cell technology development and PV System Design and Development.

UKERC, UK Energy Research Centre
The UK Energy Research Centre’s mission is to be the UK’s pre-eminent centre of research, and source of authoritative information and leadership, on sustainable energy systems.

REA, Renewable Energy Association
The REA represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of sustainable energy in the UK. Includes policy development work, events, awards and quality assurance

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