Image: front cover Buy Print Book Now
  •  CDN $29.99 
  •  USD $29.99 


Buy Ebook Now
  •  CDN $29.99     CDN $19.50
  •  USD $29.99     USD $19.50

Paperback – 320 pages
7.25 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 599 Grams
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718296
Pub. Date: 2016-11-01

About the Author

Dan Chiras

Dan Chiras is founder and director of The Evergreen Institute's Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He speaks extensively on renewable energy, green building, and sustainable building. He is also the author of over 30 books, including The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Sun. He lives and farms in Gerard, MO.

view author profile

Power from the Sun - 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity

by Dan Chiras



Written for the layman, this is the fully revised and updated guide for individuals and businesses interested in generating their own electricity using the Sun. Practical and accessible, it provides a basic understanding of electricity, wiring, and solar energy, and guides the reader through site assessment and determining the type of system needed, providing a solid understanding of grid-tied and off-grid systems, along with important guidelines on installation.

Power from the Sun — 2nd Edition discusses types of PVs and PV systems, and includes comprehensive information on recent changes and improvements in PV modules, charge controllers, inverters, batteries, generators, and net metering policies. It offers an excellent overview of the many options available, allowing the reader to make the best choices for their individual situation during the design, installation, and operation of a solar electric system.

The definitive guide for homeowners, business owners, installers, architects, and just about anyone interested in lowering energy bills while achieving greater energy independence.

You might also enjoy

Cold, Hungry and in the Dark

Cold, Hungry and in the Dark

Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

by Bill Powers
foreword by Art Berman

Conventional wisdom has North America entering a new era of energy abundance thanks to shale gas. But has industry been honest? Cold, Hungry and in …

view title info
Energy-Wise Landscape Design

Energy-Wise Landscape Design

A New Approach for your Home and Garden

Residential consumption represents nearly one quarter of North America's total energy use, and the average homeowner spends thousands of dollars a …

view title info
Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Small Scale Energy Production

Skyrocketing energy costs and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources are making homeowners and businesses look at different …

view title info
Backyard Biodiesel

Backyard Biodiesel

How to Brew Your Own Fuel

Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. While perhaps it can't save the world, this …

view title info

New Society Publishers have decided to sell their ebooks without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that customers can enjoy full use of their ebook purchase. In return we expect our customers to respect this decision.

By clicking in the box below, you agree that you will:

  • NOT make illegal or unauthorized copies of our ebooks.
  • ONLY make copies of our ebooks for backup purposes.
  • NOT sell or give copies of our ebooks to family, friends, associates, etc., or upload to any file-sharing sites.
I agree to the above terms and conditions
Our ebooks are available in PDF or EPUB format.
Please choose the correct format for your device.
Buy EPUB Version Buy PDF Version