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New Solar Electric Home: The Complete Guide To Photovoltaics For Your Home, 3rd Edition

New Solar Electric Home: The Complete Guide To Photovoltaics For Your Home, 3rd Edition

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Now available in an updated, revised, and expanded third edition, this is "the best all-around book for getting started with alternative energy." Photovoltaics (PV) pioneer Joel Davidson and coauthor Fran Orner bring this classic how-to text into the twenty-first century.

Condensing years of hands-on and industry experience, Davidson and Orner offer the reader a complete, concise, and reality-based education in PV. In clear and understandable language, they take you through the process of going solar electric, from making the decision to sizing, selecting, installing, and maintaining your system.

The third edition of The New Solar Electric Home continues its twenty-year tradition of offering "the most comprehensive how-to PV education available."

About the Authors: Joel Davidson has been a PV consultant to governments, utility companies, businesses, and homeowners. He is recognized as one of the founders of the commercial PV industry.

Fran Orner, a researcher at the UCLA School of Medicine, has designed prototype equipment for automated biochemical analyses. She and Joel live in Los Angeles in a PV-powered home and are co-owners of Solutions in Solar Electricity.

Authors : Joel Davidson, Fran Orner

Publisher : Aatec Publications

Published Year : 2008

Edition : 3

Format : Paperback, 496 pages

Language : English

Dimensions : 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

ISBN : 0937948179

ISBN13 : 9780937948170

Overview :

The original Photovoltaics How-To Handbook, acclaimed as "the Best of the Books," is now revised, expanded & updated for our New Age of Photovoltaics. Condensing years of hands-on & industry experience, PV pioneers Joel Davidson & Fran Orner tell you everything you need to know to go solar.
  • Chapters 1 through 8 explain the basics of PV, discuss the policies & regulations that affect your system, and guide you in your decision-making.
  • Chapters 9 through 15 examine the components of a PV system--how they work and how to select them.
  • Chapters 16 through 19 offer instructions on how to size, site, install & maintain a code-compliant PV system.
  • Chapter 20 offers a glimpse into the future of PV.
The third edition of this how-to classic provides the facts, guidelines, tips & tools--worksheets, formulas, diagrams, online. Whether you do-ti-yourself or hire professionals. Grid-connect or off-grid. Wherever you live--sunbelt, snowbelt or in-between.
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