Solar Power Information

Jose Said:

Looking for information on solar power for rural properties cost, how to install etc. Any ideas on websites?

We Answered:

Sure, there are a couple of great sources for this that I have used. For solar try http://www.builditsolar.comThey have oodles of prints/plans/info and most plans are free to download.

Another really cool source is This is mostly about wind power but you will find info on the controllers and such that are needed for solar panels too. Very unique solutions from this site!

Also, you should subscribe to Mother Earth and Home Power. You can get both magazines online but I prefer to read mine on paper. You can also get all the back issues of Mother Earth on CD-ROM. These are a must have if you are building from scratch. The newer issues do have tests of commercial units.

Unless you have a fortune to spend you will need to see if your state has rebates on solar panels. Check with your local power company to see what’s up in your area.

Enjoy your free power!

Andre Said:

What’s a good source of information about solar power?

We Answered:

There is a large scale solar project happening at Nellis Air Force base in Nevada that provides a good deal of information. The megawatts per acre (.11 per acre) can be calculated based on the information they give. But of course, that is also based on the Nevada sunlight hours and will be different depending on where you are.

A PR piece on the project can be found here:

Marian Said:

Where can I find information about Solar Power (PV) in Arizona?

We Answered:

You can contact me. I have been living on solar for a little over 16 years now, and have learned most of the pros and cons of solar living. I have a good friend who is a licensed , bonded and insured elect. contractor that does nothing else but install solar . He installs all over the world. I can show you the actual costs, rebates, tax credits and even what amount aps will reimburse you for doing just exactly what your talking about Rock

Bruce Said:

Where i get the information related to Solar Power?

We Answered:

If you are wanting to know what equipment is required, any basic system will require:
Solar or photovoltaic panels which produce the electrical energy.
Batteries to store the electricity for night time.
A charge controller to stop the batteries being over charged.
An Inverter to convert your low voltage DC power to higher voltage AC

For much more complete information on what is required and what it does-

Maurice Said:

Where can I find Solar Power Information?

We Answered:

Solar power is a great way to save money on power bills. For instance, I had a solar water heater installed for my pool. It uses the sun’s energy to keep my pool heated throughout the day, even during the winter. It’s really nice having a warm pool to jump into, even during the winter when it’s cooler.

But anyways, I installed the solar water heater myself. It’s fairly easy, and the trick is to find a good deal on the equipment. However, once you have the right equipment, you’ll need to find the right solar power information. Awhile back I found some good books that will help you with your solar projects. It’s been extremely helpful for me, so I hope it works out for you too, especially if you’re looking to try and save some money from your power bill. Check out the sources section below.

Nicholas Said:

What is a good site for information about solar power for businesses?

We Answered:

Here are some diagrams that you may find useful:…

There is also a lot of information in the products;…


Mary Said:

Where can i find information about Solar Power?

We Answered:

NREL – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) renewable energy and efficiency research and deployment

What grade level and aspect of solar is the project?