Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step photos, veteran solar installer Joseph Burdick and seasoned builder Philip Schmidt teach you how to determine the size, placement, and type of installation you’ll need. This comprehensive DIY guide covers everything from assembling rooftop racking or building a ground-mount structure to setting up the electrical connections and making a battery bank for off-grid systems.

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  • Price: $19.95
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  • Size: 8.12 x 10
  • Pages: 200
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • ISBN: 9781612128252

Joseph Burdick


Joseph Burdick has more than 30 years of experience in the photovoltaics industry — from R&D, measurement, and testing to system design, installation, and project… See Bio

Philip Schmidt


Philip Schmidt has been teaching readers how to do things for almost two decades. A former carpenter and longtime writer and editor, he is the… See Bio

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  • Design your system

  • Learn all electrical and mechanical steps

  • Install rooftop or ground panels

  • Maintain your PV system

  • Monitor your PV system

Install Your Own Solar Panels

by Joseph Burdick and Philip Schmidt

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