A basic top level look at solar power for the person who doesn't know too much about it but is wondering if it's something they ought to look into. This covers the basic costs of panels and inverters. It covers net metering, the reality of the cost savings or pitfalls. What to expect from the power company. I will show you the economics to figure out if this is going to work for you, whether it's not worth it or whether you should do it. I will show the technical basics of installing a system, how large it should be, how you connect. You really can put together a good system for about $5000; panels, inverters, hardware and all. It is not as difficult as you might think. This second edition has improved illustrations and a more in depth discussion of Net Metering giving you some background to decide whether you want to get involved in that. You don't have do that if you do not want to be on the power company's "radar." Give this a read, you'll be glad you did. Knowledge is power.