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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 ch ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by New Society Publishers (first published 2010)
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Liane
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent resource book if you're interested in getting off the grid or selling back to the grid. He explains pros and cons of different types of photovoltaics and mounting systems. He seems to favor the grid sharing without battery back-up, which I found surprising. If we ever do this, I want battery back-up.
Laurla2
good explanations and diagrams. my eyes crossed a little bit in places (too much info for me to handle) but most of it was really great. i understand a lot more than i did before. this book is from 2010, so fairly current. at the back is a great list of questions to ask potential installers.
Sarah
I basically skimmed it but it gave me an idea of what I should consider when/if I go that route. Pretty easy to follow and short and informative.
Mike
Jul 11, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good information about installing solar power on a home. Not too technical, but enough to get an overview of what is required.
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Dan has spent much of the past 30 years studying sustainability and applying what he has learned in solar energy, natural building, and green building to his residences, and most of the last ten plus years sharing the practical knowledge he has gained through writing, lectures, slide shows, and workshops.

Dan Chiras paid his last electric bill in June of 1996. It is not that he has disavowed the u
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