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Solar Electricity Basics: A Green Energy Guide,9780865716186

Solar Electricity Basics: A Green Energy Guide



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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 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 .

Author Biography

Dan Chiras is a respected educator and is the author of more than 25 books on residential renewable energy and green building, including Power from the Sun. He is the director of the Evergreen Institute, where he teaches workshops on solar electricity, small wind energy systems, passive solar design, energy efficiency, and green and natural building.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Solar Electricityp. 1
Understanding the Sun and Solar Energyp. 21
Understanding Solar Electricityp. 37
Is Solar Electricity Right for You?p. 51
Solar Electric Systems - What are Your Options?p. 71
Invertersp. 95
Batteries, Charge Controllers, and Gen-Setsp. 111
Mounting a PV Array for Maximum Outputp. 137
Final Considerations: Permits, Covenants, Utility Interconnection, and Buying a Systemp. 159
Indexp. 177
About the Authorp. 185
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