The Open PV Project is a collaborative effort among government, industry, and the public that aims to compile a comprehensive database of photovoltaic installation data for the United States. The interactive map gives an up-to-date snapshot of the US solar power market. (Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Smart grid is going to top all the "top 10" predictions lists we'll soon see regarding which technologies are going to be coming to the fore in 2012. It's firing on multiple economic cylinders, as far as encompassing innovation, efficiency (ROI), and infrastructure. The build-out of the smart grid will be an economic engine as much as a technological one.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.