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Solar Panel Ground and Roof Mount Pros & Cons

Should you mount your solar panels on the roof or the ground? I discuss the pro's and con's of both. I cover array access, maintenance, safety, structural strength ...

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    I travelled across mounts and vales

    I came upon this sunset scene on during an evening cycle ride, just as the sun was beginning to light up the sky. I took this using the panorama stiching feature of my smartphone. At the left on the horizon there is a...

    Photo by sagesolar on Flickr

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    00009-Seneschal - Solar Union Peacekeeper Frame - Custom #1

    The 00009 is the production model of the UMD-30 "Acheron" frame, re-purposed as a peacekeeping unit by the Solar Union to guard Transit Gates, Government Installations and other key public facilities....

    Photo by LowestForm0fWit on Flickr

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    126/365 Solar Eclipse [Explored]

    Partial solar eclipse over Milton Keynes @ 200mm using ND3.0 filter tripod mounted Name : Tim Ebbs Explore: Highest position #31

    Photo by Tim Ebbs on Flickr

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  • Solar Electricity Handbook

    Greenstream Publishing. 2012. ISBN: 9781907670183,1907670181. 197 pages.

    The Solar Electricity Handbook is a practical and straightforward guide to using electric solar panels. Assuming no previous knowledge, the book explains how solar panels work, how they can be used and explains the steps you need to take to successfully design and install a solar photovoltaic system from scratch. Accompanying this book is a solar resource website containing lots of useful information, lists of suppliers and on-line solar energy calculators that will simplify the cost analysis...

  • Solar Cell Technology and Applications

    CRC Press. 2009. ISBN: 1420081780,9781420081787. 304 pages.

    Energy experts predict that wholesale electricity prices could easily rise 35 to 65 percent by 2015. Add to this the growing need for energy independence and the need to reduce carbon emissions and it is very clear that the development of low-cost renewable energy, such as solar energy, is essential for our economy and our national security. With the potential for low-cost, renewable energy that can create jobs while reducing our dependency on foreign oil, solar cell technology provides a...

  • Solar Electric Systems for Africa

    Commonwealth Secretariat. 1995. ISBN: 0850924537,9780850924534. 135 pages.

    This book is about making solar electricity available to people in rural Africa. It describes how, with guidance from an electrician, anyone can adapt a solar electric system to their own needs. Thirteen chapters cover the following essential solar electric topics: estimating local solar resource; solar electric, battery, and charge controller choice and technology; choosing lamps, appliances and small tools; low voltage wiring principles and practice; planning, installing and maintaining a...

  • Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems

    Earthscan. 2016. ISBN: 9781849776509,1849776504. 249 pages.

    One of the best ways to get power to remote, off-grid locations, whether in developed or developing countries, is through the use of solar electric systems. This practical guide describes how to plan, design and install solar electric systems in a manner that is hands-on, graphic and technically complete. Highly illustrated chapters cover: solar energy basics components of solar electric systems (modules, batteries, regulators, inverters and appliances) installation practice on planning and...

  • Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems

    Routledge. 2013. ISBN: 9781134032228,1134032226. 312 pages.

    Annotation * Adapted from the successful German edition, which has sold over 7,000 copies * Offers comprehensive guidance for professionals who wish to install solar thermal technology; in full color throughout * Includes details on how to market solar thermal technologies, a review of relevant simulation tools and data on selected regional, national and international renewable energy support programs Solar thermal systems available today offer efficiency and reliability. They can be applied...

  • Tree-top line to power up Mount Keira


    According to the council, several different types of power supply were considered for Mount Keira, including solar panels and a connection to existing power lines at the top of the escarpment. Solar was ruled out as the power demands of the communications ...

  • Plateau Park Solar hosts plug-in ceremony


    The solar project will create a major environmental attribute ... scale and commercial photovoltaic projects no matter if it is a ground-, roof-, or pole‑mounted system. Learn more at RSI is a small business headquartered in Oak ...

  • Vermont’s First Net Zero Energy, Affordable Housing Development Opens


    Each home is designed to have its total energy usage, including heating, cooling, domestic hot water, appliances and plug demands, met by a 6 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic array. Each home features a 6 kWh AC sonnen smart solar energy system for ...