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Photovoltaics (PV)

  1. Electrical Generation Overview - PV and Solar Thermal
  2. Arizona Dept. of Commerce "Bright Ideas" Report on PV
  3. Residential PV (Solar Electric) Grid-tie Systems
  4. Residential PV (Solar Electric) Stand-alone Systems

Additional Documents & Links:

  1. SUV vs. PV - Is Solar Energy too Expensive?  You Do the Math!
    Home Power Magazine (PDF) - Aug/Sept 2002
  2. Generation X PV - NREL Report on next generation PV (PDF) - August 2004
  3. Recent Progress and Future Potential for Concentrating PV Power Systems (PDF)
    NREL Report - September 2004
  4. Operation and Maintenance Field Experience for Off-grid Residential PV Systems (PDF)
    Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, Volume 2005; 13:67–74
  5. 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.



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

AzSC Blog

High Noon

Nearly 40 years ago, President Carter proclaimed the dawn of the solar age. But that proclamation may have been a little premature.

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