Solar Rooftop DIY

Solar Rooftop DIY

The Homeowners Guide to Installing your Own Photovoltaic Energy System

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Solar energy is clean, efficient, sustainable—and expensive. Or is it? Many homeowners simply assume that the cost of solar panels is out of their reach, but in reality, the technology is quickly becoming attainable for the middle class. Rather than leasing panels from one of those home solar startups (and letting them reap the financial benefits), why not join the thousands who are doing it themselves? In Solar Rooftop DIY, sustainable energy expert Mike Sullivan offers five design plans—ranging from a few simple panels to a complex, roof-covering array—for building a rooftop PV energy system for any home. Each plan has clear and detailed step-by-step photographs showing the installation process. Many of them require no additional labor—just a few days' commitment for the average weekend warrior. With energy costs only set to increase in the future, now is the time to make the switch to solar and start selling power back to the grid.
The do-it-yourself guide for converting your home to solar power

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Sullivan presents readers with a comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself solar energy system installation, covering both rooftop solar panel installation as well as battery systems, power storage, and other related systems. He covers the basic types of solar panels, the types of photo voltaic system connections, the major components of a rooftop solar system, determining the optimal size of a system, and many other considerations. The author is commercial solar installer who splits his time between British Columbia, Canada and Southeast Asia. Distributed by W.W. Norton. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York, NY :, Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781581573985
Characteristics: 180 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Solor rooftop do-it-yourself


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