Solar Energy Books

solar power your home for dummies bookIf you are new to solar energy and just trying to learn more about the subject, then you may want to consider investing a few bucks and picking up a copy of “Solar Power Your Home For Dummies.” It contains about 350 pages of helpful information, which ranges from a good introduction to solar energy to details on DIY small-medium-sized projects, and using solar energy for your home.

It even has a section buying, selling, and building a solar home and some tips on finding the money to fund your solar projects. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a how-to guide on building solar panels or building a home solar system, but it does contain a lot of good information to help you understand what is involved, what type of system may be suitable for you, and offers some pros and cons to help you with some of the decisions involved.

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photovoltaic design and installation for dummies bookIf you are more interested in the how-to of building solar photovoltaic systems, then “Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies” is probably a better choice than the previous book mentioned.

This book contains 384 pages and allows you to dig into the nitty-gritty of solar components and understand the technologies used in all types of PV systems, from modules and batteries to charge controllers, inverters, and more. Turn the pages to get advice on figuring out which system type is right for you. The plain-English explanations of electricity basics helps make this information easy to digest and understand.

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