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Solar Electricity Basics (PDF)
A Green Energy Guide
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:
- Batteries and controllers
- Costs of solar electric systems
- Financial incentives
- System installation and maintenance
- Permits, covenants, utility interconnection and buying a system.
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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