Lyle Estill has been on the vanguard of social change for the past decade, which has placed him at the heart of the sustainability movement. Lyle is a prolific speaker and writer, and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, Biodiesel Power and now the editor of Small Stories, Big Changes. Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell.
– 272 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 550 Grams
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2009-09-01
Power From the Sun
A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity
by Dan Chiras
Easy-to-understand, accurate and comprehensive, this is THE guide for anyone interested in installing a solar electric system.
Power From the Sun provides a basic understanding of electricity, solar energy and the sun, and solar site assessment. It discusses the types of PVs and PV systems, advances in PVs, charge controllers, inverters, batteries, and generators, as well as the installation and maintenance of a PV system.
This book is written for the layperson, and is designed to raise the solar electricity literacy of readers. It provides a great overview of the many options available and is designed to help homeowners make wise decisions during the design, purchase and installation of solar electric systems -- and save a lot of money.
Providing readers with the knowledge necessary to communicate effectively with PV installers, Power From the Sun is a great guide for homeowners, business owners, installers, architects, building department officials, utility company employees, and just about anyone else who wants to lower their energy bills or achieve greater energy independence.
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