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By Stephen Hren

ISBN-10: 1603582614

ISBN-13: 9781603582612

Solar energy, as soon as a perimeter attempt constrained to DIY lovers, is now quick turning into mainstream. Many domestic and company vendors are fascinated by sunlight electrical and sun thermal structures, and beauty how one can pass approximately getting a fresh strength iteration procedure in their personal. The overwhelming majority will rent a certified installer to do the task. yet what should still they be asking of those installers? What approach makes the main feel for his or her domestic or place of work: sunlight electrical, sunlight sizzling water, sunlight heating, or a few blend of these?

A sun Buyer's consultant for the house and Office explains the choices in order that homeowners could make the ideal offerings either for his or her power wishes and their monetary defense. knowing how solar energy platforms paintings will let readers to be told clients while facing expert installers-the e-book additionally presents recommendation on how you can opt for a professional installer and comprehend the increasing number of tax credit and different incentives which are stoning up round the country.

The marketplace for sun platforms has been starting to be at an exponential price and powerful tax credit make certain endured progress even in a gradual economic climate. a lot of those that want to trap this indisputable wave of the long run are held again by means of frequent confusion. A sun Buyer's advisor for the house and Office clears the air, permitting homeowners to maneuver ahead with self assurance to make their houses and places of work more well-off, environmentally sound, and safe opposed to wild swings in strength prices.

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The systems she’s installed have varied greatly in design, giving her a very strong background in all types of solar technology. She is a licensed electrical contractor in North Carolina, and a certified PV installer with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). She teaches solar electricity design and installation classes across the country for nonprofits and universities, and is a certified affiliated PV instructor with the Institute for Sustainable Power Quality. Stephen has taught sustainable building classes that focus on the use of solar energy, and has also taught classes specifically on solar air heaters.

GREG PAHL, author of The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis “Once again, Stephen and Rebekah Hren have delivered an authoritative sourcebook. . [T]heir Solar Buyer’s Guide is a thorough, readable look at how we might turn to the sun to meet our energy needs. It delivers history, explains policy, and untangles the briar patch of the solar jungle. ” —LYLE ESTILL, author of Small Is Possible and Biodiesel Power “Need a clear guide to approaching solar-energy choices?

The initial application for these cells was to fuel the space race—they were used to power satellites starting in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Entering the 1970s, research intensified, cells turned into modules, and companies focusing on commercial applications multiplied; prices came down, and useful photovoltaics starting appearing on planet Earth in the form of telecommunications equipment, lighthouses, navy buoys, and other remote power applications. From the early 1980s through the 1990s, large companies like BP and Siemens got in the game.

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