Thursday, September 15, 2011

Found the Book

Ok, found the book I was looking for ...

The Solar Electricity Handbook seems to be the definitive guide to solar, or at least a really good starting point. You see, you have to consider that I'm a guy who doesn't know AC from DC (unless it's the rock band) and couldn't tell you for the life of me why some plugs have three prongs and others only have two. So I needed a very basic solar book in order to backfill some of my (neglected) education on the topic.

Expect more from me on the topic of solar. My wife and I are a phone call away from going off-grid. I expect to know more next week.

Until then, if you think you might like this book, you can click the link to my Amazon Associates widget over on the right hand sidebar and go take a look at it. I give it a full recommendation so far and I'm only about a quarter of the way in.


Amanda Becker said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I have been looking for an easy read- and a simple one, on solar power... maybe this is it?

Trish said...

Hey Ernie-

Just a recommendation. We love, love, love our Outback solar equipment. We have controllers and inverters from them. We've had equipment from other manufacturers several times get fried from nearby lightning strikes (ground surges did the damage, as far as we can tell), but the Outback stuff kept right on working. Plus, the equipment was wonderfully easy to get up and running - basically we just plugged them in and they worked!

Best wishes for your new solar ventures!