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Solar Electricity Basics (PDF)

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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 9781550924466
Format: Digital - 192 pages
Size: 5" x 8" (w x h)
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable

Solar Electricity Basics (PDF)

A Green Energy Guide

Solar energy is an abundant resource. Once a curiosity, solar electric systems are becoming commonplace. As we transition away from finite and polluting fossil fuels, clean, reliable, and affordable renewable technologies such as solar electricity will become the mainstay of our energy supply.

Solar Electricity Basics provides a clear understanding of the sun, solar energy, and solar electric systems. It discusses the theoretical, practical and economic aspects of residential solar installations including:
  • Inverters
  • Batteries and controllers
  • Costs of solar electric systems
  • Financial incentives
  • System installation and maintenance
  • Permits, covenants, utility interconnection and buying a system.
Whether your goal is to lower your energy bill through a grid-connected system or to achieve complete energy independence, Solar Electricity Basics is the introduction you need-no PhD required!
About the Author

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.



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