Solar Electricity Basics

Solar Electricity Basics

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Solar energy is an abundant resource. Once a curiosity, solar electric systems are becoming commonplace. As we transition away from finite and polluting fossil fuels, clean, reliable, and affordable renewable technologies such as solar electricity will become the mainstay of our energy supply. Solar Electricity Basics provides a clear understanding of the sun, solar energy, and solar electric systems. It discusses the theoretical, practical and economic aspects of residential solar installations including: Inverters Batteries and controllers Costs of solar electric systems Financial incentives System installation and maintenance Permits, covenants, utility interconnection and buying a system. Whether your goal is to lower your energy bill through a grid-connected system or to achieve complete energy independence, Solar Electricity Basics is the introduction you need-no PhD required!Maintaining a fully charged battery bank requires a fair amount of electricity over the long haul. This reduces system ... Youa#39;ve seen it happen to flashlight batteries or car batteries that sit idle for months. Because of this ... the amp-hours. A 6-volt, 420 amp-hour battery, for example, stores 2, 520 watt-hours or about 2.5 kWh.

Title:Solar Electricity Basics
Author:Dan Chiras
Publisher:New Society Publishers - 2010-07-01


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