The Solar Electric House: Energy for the Environmentally-Responsive, Energy-Independent Home

by Steven J. Strong (Author)

Editorial Reviews
"Among the countryís leading designers of solar homes."

Product Description
Solar electricity is the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity by solar
photovoltaic cells. It is a truly elegant means of producing electricity on
site, allowing you to take control of your energy destiny and create your own
lifestyle without concern for energy supply or environmental harm. No pollution,
no by-products, no depletion of resources, these solid-state devices simply make
electricity out of sunlight. Solar electricity is the ideal source of power for
an environmentally-responsive home where itís a luxury residence or a rustic
vacation retreat. With the right design, the sunlight that falls on your
homesite will power your home. Your solar electric system can also be easily
configured to provide on-site recharging of solar/electric vehicles allowing you
to meet your transportation needs with renewable energy. The Solar Electric
House will tell you everything you need to know to decide if photovoltaics are
for you, including: * Systems options and economics; * Stand-alone and utility
interactive systems; * Descriptions of all key components; * How to determine
your electricity requirements; * How to design a solar electric house

Product Details

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Sustainability Press (January 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0963738321


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