Power from the sun: a practical guide to solar electricity [Revised 2nd edition] 9780865718296, 9781550926248, 0865718296

"Written for the layman, Power from the Sun is the fully revised and updated guide for individuals and businesses i

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English Pages vii, 311 pages : illustrations, portrait, charts ; 23 cm Year 2017;2016

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Power from the sun: a practical guide to solar electricity [Revised 2nd edition]
 9780865718296, 9781550926248, 0865718296

Table of contents :
An introduction to solar electricity --
Understanding the sun and solar energy --
Understanding solar electricity --
Solar site assessment --
Solar electric systems : what are your options? --
Understanding inverters --
Batteries, charge controllers, and gen-sets --
Mounting a PV array for maximum output --
Final considerations : permits, covenants, utility internconnection, and buying a system.

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