Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy (Paperback)

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The indispensable guide to solar electricity systems for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students

Climate change and limits to fossil fuels compel us to find safer, more economical, and more sustainable ways to meet our needs for electricity. And, as more and more electric cars hit the road, we'll need to find a way to provide fuel that is clean, environmentally sustainable, and affordable.

With Solar Electricity Basics, author 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.

About the Author


Dan Chiras, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books on renewable energy, including Power from the Sun, Power from the Wind and The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy. He has taught workshops on solar electricity through various organizations including the Evergreen Institute, the American Solar Energy Society, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association, and the University of Colorado. Over the past 40 years Chiras has published articles on natural building, green building, solar electricity, passive solar design, self-sufficiency, and sustainability in publications such as Solar Today, Home Power, and Mother Earth News. He has installed solar electric and wind systems in Missouri, and has lived on solar electricity since 1996. He lives in Gerald, MO.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780865719255
ISBN-10: 086571925X
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: November 12th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English
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