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Solar Electricity Basics
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Solar Electricity Basics
A Green Energy Guide
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A guide to choosing and using solar electricity systems from "the man who launched a thousand rooftop solar arrays . . . the essential go-to manual" (John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, coauthors of ECOpreneuring).
As we look for safer, more economical, and more sustainable ways to meet our needs for electricity—and as more and more electric cars hit the road—solar has become an increasingly popular option. With Solar Electricity Basics, renewable energy expert Dan Chiras offers a concise and up-to-date guide covering all the essentials. It explores:

  • How to size, cost, and choose the right system, including off-grid vs. grid-tied vs. grid-tied with battery backup
  • Where to mount a system for maximum performance
  • What type of modules and inverters to buy
  • How to install and maintain batteries
  • Cost vs. benefit for solar electric systems
  • How to connect to the grid, and what type of net metering your area offers

  • Solar Electricity Basics is an indispensable guide for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students for figuring out solar electricity quickly and easily.

    A guide to choosing and using solar electricity systems from "the man who launched a thousand rooftop solar arrays . . . the essential go-to manual" (John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, coauthors of ECOpreneuring).
    As we look for safer, more economical, and more sustainable ways to meet our needs for electricity—and as more and more electric cars hit the road—solar has become an increasingly popular option. With Solar Electricity Basics, renewable energy expert Dan Chiras offers a concise and up-to-date guide covering all the essentials. It explores:

  • How to size, cost, and choose the right system, including off-grid vs. grid-tied vs. grid-tied with battery backup
  • Where to mount a system for maximum performance
  • What type of modules and inverters to buy
  • How to install and maintain batteries
  • Cost vs. benefit for solar electric systems
  • How to connect to the grid, and what type of net metering your area offers

  • Solar Electricity Basics is an indispensable guide for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students for figuring out solar electricity quickly and easily.
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    • Dan Chiras is a respected educator and author who has published more than 25 books on residential renewable energy and green building. He is the is founder and director of The Evergreen Institute, where he teaches workshops on small wind energy systems, solar electricity, passive solar design, energy efficiency, and green and natural building.

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