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Photovoltaics (PV)

Electrical Generation Overview - PV and Solar Thermal

Arizona Dept. of Commerce "Bright Ideas" Report on PV

Residential PV (Solar Electric) Grid-tie Systems (pdf)

Residential PV (Solar Electric) Stand-alone Systems (pdf)

Additional Documents & Links:

SUV vs. PV - Is Solar Energy too Expensive?  You Do the Math!
Home Power Magazine (PDF) - Aug/Sept 2002

Generation X PV - NREL Report on next generation PV (PDF) - August 2004

Recent Progress and Future Potential for Concentrating PV Power Systems (PDF)
NREL Report - September 2004

Operation and Maintenance Field Experience for Off-grid Residential PV Systems (PDF)
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, Volume 2005; 13:67–74

Springerville, Arizona Solar Array output - Real-time data from Tucson Electric Power (TEP)

Arizona Consumer's Guide to Buying a Solar Electric System (PDF Format)
This booklet is designed to guide you through the process of buying a solar electric system. Note: this is a rather old document and predates most current financing options.

Passive Solar Energy

1. Passive Solar Energy - The Starting Point

2. Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Design Manual

 

 

Solar Cooking

1. What's cooking?  A Comprehensive Look at Solar Cooking

2. All About Solar Cookers

 

Solar Hot Water

1.  A Comprehensive Look at Solar Hot Water | PDF Format

2.  Solar Hot Water: A PrimerPDF Format
(used with permission from Home Power Magazine's Ken Olson)

Solar 'Simplified' Hot Water - PDF Format
(used with permission from  Home Power Magazine's John Patterson)