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Free Electricity Forever - How to Get Free Solar Power from Photovoltaic Cell Panels [Kindle Edition]

A.J. O'Brien
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Bill Gates is quoted as having said, "It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."

Perhaps this comment epitomizes the "coming of age" of solar electric power. Not long ago, the "information superhighway" was just an idea, out of reach for most of us. Likewise, cellular telephones were only for the rich.

Yet try to imagine your life without either of them.

In this short yet powerful book, author A.J. O'Brien leads us through what he believes to be the next Internet - solar electric power! O'Brien filled the book with the background, the basics, the facts, and the next steps - and left out the fluff.

If you're thinking that "going solar" may be for you, now or in the future, "Free Electricity Forever" is the place to start!

Product Details

  • File Size: 209 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Hidden River Investment Group, Inc. (September 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009EIB0U8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,078 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There's hardly any information in here December 9, 2012
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I don't know how this book is getting 5 star reviews. First, I read this in less than a half hour. Second, there is hardly any actual information in this book. It gives a very broad description on what solar power is, but there is absolutely no discussion on how it actually works to live off of solar. The book implies that you hook up some solar panels, an inverter, some batteries, and you're done.
There is hardly any discussion on alternative power besides solar, and worse yet, the book does not offer any information on what it requires to install. Everything says to talk to your solar salesman to answer these questions. The prices of solar are completely random, and do not take into consideration your family size, or power needs.
There is no information on the fact that you have to own your home to install solar, and outside of the conventional second mortgage loans, or high interest loans from the solar salesman, there's no real ideas on how to come up with that kind of money. This book also claims that the system can pay for itself in 5 years, which is complete bull, unless you hardly use any power now.
This book is horrible! I wouldn't have paid a dollar for it let alone $3! I want my money back.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I feel my time was wasted June 10, 2013
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All I really found in this book was information I could have found by just searching Google for the exact same thing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just not very technical June 3, 2013
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Just an overview and not technical. The book is just a brief overview of zero point energy and gives little technical details on how to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Introduction to Solar Power Concepts and Terms April 29, 2013
By Nyssa
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If you're interested in getting to know your way around the idea of solar power, this book will hep you get started in your research. It discusses the various types of materials used in solar panels, types of panels, panel placement, and some very general cost estimates for components of a solar power system. A bonus section includes URL links for further reading and research.

A few areas are glossed over briefly and some of them are very important factors to be considered when deciding on whether and how to go solar. Specifically the cost, storage, maintenance, and replacement costs of the bulky and expensive batteries needed to store power generated by the solar system for times when not enough power is being generated for current needs, such as at night or during heavily overcast weather. These issues and costs can greatly add to the cost (and trouble) of the working solar system with the batteries needing replacement on a shorter schedule than the solar panels themselves.

I also have an issue with the title claiming "free electricity" when the total cost of a whole house solar system can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars, which is hardly free. A better way to judge if these types of alternative power systems make sense would be to compare the cost per kilowatt hour from your utility company (plus any added utility fees such as local taxes) to the cost of all of the infrastructure of a home solar system and the work needed to maintain it per kilowatt hour of electricity generated over a reasonable period of useful life of the system. The arithmetic will show if the home system is a good deal or not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource September 24, 2012
This book is a quick easy guide to putting together free electricity for yourself. It can save you a ton of money in the long term. Definitely worth checking out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars beginners guide May 13, 2014
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Basic information for someone who is newly considering solar power. I am glad I took the time to read this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good info October 10, 2013
By Walt
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This book really explains the nuts and bolts of solar. Can't wait for the prices to come down a little more to get my own system.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great starter book for using solar power December 12, 2012
A friend living in the Arizona passed this book on to me and told me I might find it useful in cutting my electric bills down. After looking through it, I thought it was a very complete, informative guide on how to start using solar power. While I haven't looked into what my own personal costs would be in converting to some solar usage, the numerous tax credits available make it more feasible. If you have questions on how solar might work for you, then this book will go very far in answering them.
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