Learn how to generate electricity from the sun. If you're considering using a solar electric system (photovoltaic system) in your home, this book is for you! Discover the benefits and basics of residential solar installations including inverters, batteries and controllers, system installation and maintenance, permits, covenants, utility interconnection, and the costs and financial incentives involved in buying a system.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Solar ElectricityChapter 2: Understanding the Sun and Solar EnergyChapter 3: Understanding Solar ElectricityChapter 4: Is Solar Electricity Right for You? Chapter 5: Solar Electric Systems – What are Your Options? Chapter 6: Inverters Chapter 7: Batteries, Charge Controllers, and Gen-Sets Chapter 8: Mounting a PV Array for Maximum Output Chapter 9: Final Considerations: Permits, Convenants, Utility Interconnection, and Buying a System Index About the Author