The resources are out there. All you have to do is either attend an event to get the information in person (take a lot of notes!) and get the materials there:
American Wind Energy Association
AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium 2008
Palm Desert, CA November 19-21, 2008
AWEA Wind Power Supply Chain Workshop
Cleveland, OH December 8-9, 2008
Conference and Exhibition
Chicago, IL May 4-7, 2009
Links to Solar Energy Events
Links to Web-Based Alternate Energy Newsletters
Or... you can also find good references for the adventurous "Do-It-Yourselfer" types:
Alternate Energy Resource Manual--Lots of ideas for ways you can build your own alternate energy sources for your home or small business.
Solar Power Design Manual--Teach Yourself All About Solar Power. Comprehensive Manual by Genuine Expert. Spreadsheet Included.
Renewable Energy Solutions--The Manual--The folks who put this together have been presented on TV, Google, and the New York Times as a source of Alternate Energy Information. Good stuff for those in need of Alternate Energy!
Happy Friday! If you get these references today, you'll be able to get the materials at the hardware store this evening or tomorrow morning and have a good weekend start at building your own alternate energy contraption!