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Steven Strong's
The Solar Electric House
Steven Strong's Classic Book: The Solar Electric House

A consumer's guide to solar home design, by the pre-eminent authority on renewable energy systems.


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The Solar Electric House: Energy for the Environmentally-Responsive, Energy-Independent Home
Steven Strong's classic roadmap to building a solar-powered home. This insightful and visionary book, first published in 1979, remains the definitive guide to the basic premises and functionality of photovoltaic systems for residential building.

praise for the book:

  • "The Solar Electric House is undoubtedly the most complete book on the very expansive and complicated subject of photovoltaic (PV). Unlike many trades, finding good information on PV use and installation with the right amount of technical detail and handholding in book format is not easy. Few comprehensive guides on the subject exist to begin with and to make matters worse, alot of misinformation has been spread around by those with a stake in the game, leaving the consumer and property owner wondering what to do."
    ---K.K., Ohio, USA

  • "Among the country’s leading designers of solar homes.”
    --Time Magazine

Read excerpts and order The Solar Electric House.

Bush Energy Proposal a Program of Strength through Exhaustion
SDA President Steven Strong offers his critique of President Bush's latest energy plan.
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Steven Strong maintains a busy speaking schedule, and is pleased to deliver keynote speeches and presentations to audiences in the business, government, non-profit and academic sectors. Please complete a request if you wish to reserve a speaking date or media interview.

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