Solar Electricity Basics

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The future will be powered by renewables. 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 electricity and energy. It discusses the types of solar electric system you can choose from, their components, solar site assessment, the installation ...

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Solar Electricity Basics: A Green Energy Guide

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Overview

The future will be powered by renewables. 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 electricity and energy. It discusses the types of solar electric system you can choose from, their components, solar site assessment, the installation of photovoltaic systems, and much more.

Whether your goal is to lower your energy bill or to achieve complete energy independence, Solar Electricity Basics is the introduction you need.

Dan Chiras is a respected educator and an internationally acclaimed author who has published more than twenty-five books on residential renewable energy and green building, including Power From the Sun.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865716186
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/23/2010
  • Series: A Green Energy Guide Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 531,758
  • Product dimensions: 8.16 (w) x 5.14 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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Dan Chiras is an internationally acclaimed author who has published over 24 books, including The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy. He is a certified wind site assessor and has installed several residential wind systems. Dan lives in a passive solar home in Evergreen, Colorado.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Solar Electricity 1

Chapter 2 Understanding the Sun and Solar Energy 21

Chapter 3 Understanding Solar Electricity 37

Chapter 4 Is Solar Electricity Right for You? 51

Chapter 5 Solar Electric Systems - What are Your Options? 71

Chapter 6 Inverters 95

Chapter 7 Batteries, Charge Controllers, and Gen-Sets 111

Chapter 8 Mounting a PV Array for Maximum Output 137

Chapter 9 Final Considerations: Permits, Covenants, Utility Interconnection, and Buying a System 159

Index 177

About the Author 185

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