Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated 2nd Edition
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The indispensable guide to solar electricity systems for homeowners, business owners, builders, and students


  • Best-selling author has written over 30 books and 6 books specifically on solar electricity
  • He is a leading expert in the field of solar and renewable energy
  • Author's previous solar electricity books Power from the Sun and Solar Electricity Basics sold 13000 copies and 10000 respectively. The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy sold over 35 000 copies
  • This second edition has 50% new material and covers huge range of technological advances in solar over the past 7 years as well as information on affordability
  • Author has published close to 400 articles in leading magazines including Home Power, Solar Today and Mother Earth News
  • Over 40 years' experience designing, building, teaching about and living in solar buildings.
  • Founder and lead instructor at The Evergreen Institute Centre for Renewable Energy and Green Building
  • U.S. is still expected to more than double its photovoltaic capacity over the next five years. (Canada is ranked 10th in the world for solar installations)
  • A guide to solar systems covering sizing and costing of systems, how to choose the right system for you, location, maintenance, connection to the grid and net metering
  • Helps the reader choose the correct solar electricity system based on location, needs, finances, long-term outlook and state laws
  • Differs from other solar electricity books in that is specific and easy to use
  • California leads the states in solar energy with 17% of its energy coming from Solar. Other regions that have a lot of solar are: Arizona, Nevada, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, Utah and Georgia

Audience: Renewable energy contractors, owner builders, DIYers, homesteaders, engineers, architects, solar installation professionals, and municipalities

International: Pakistan, Australia, UK, Italy, Germany, India and Japan are the leading countries for solar energy

Canada:

  • Canada is ranked 10th in solar installations world wide and is rapidly growing
  • Regional interest: Over 98% of Canada's solar generation capacity comes from Ontario

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.


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Solar Electricity
Chapter 2: Understanding the Sun and Solar Energy— Things You Need to Know to Size and Mount a Solar Array
Chapter 3: Understanding Solar Electricity— Types of Modules, How They Are Rated, and Advances in Solar Technology
Chapter 4: Does Solar Electricity Make Sense? Sizing a System and Evaluating Its Cost and Economic Benefits
Chapter 5: Solar Electric Systems: What Are Your Options?
Chapter 6: Understanding Inverters
Chapter 7: Batteries, Charge Controllers, and Gen-Sets
Chapter 8: Mounting a PV Array for Maximum Output
Chapter 9: Final Considerations: Permits, Covenants, Utility Interconnection, and Buying a System

Index
About the Author
A Note about the Publisher

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Published 12 November 2019
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EAN13 9781771423144
Language English
Document size 3 MB

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