ERIC Number: ED231429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Solar Energy: Codes, Legalities, Consumerism and Economics: Student Material. First Edition.
Younger, Charles; Orsak, Charles G., Jr.
Designed for student use in "Codes, Legalities, Consumerism, and Economics," one of 11 courses in a 2-year associate degree program in solar technology, this manual provides readings, bibliographies, and illustrations for seven course modules. The manual, which corresponds to an instructor guide for the same course, contains the following modules: (1) Consumerism, which discusses the solar potential, solar consumerism, marketing, and the role of secondary sectors; (2) Economics, which considers the economic efficiency of solar energy systems, supply and demand, converting costs and savings to equivalent base, cash flow components, and cost evaluation methods; (3) Public Utility Interfacing, which looks at the role of utilities in solar energy commercialization, rates and costs, and state and federal regulations and controls; (4) Financial Issues, which covers areas such as credit, consumers' cash flow, types of loans, financial institutions, lender concerns, and government incentives; (5) Legalities, which examines legal considerations related to solar access, land use, insurance, and labor practices; (6) Building Codes, Standards, and Warranties, which discusses impediments to solar energy systems, minimum property standards, and types and legal aspects of warranties; and (7) The Contracting System, which focuses on consumer issues, contractor issues, and their interrelationship. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Navarro Coll., Corsicana, TX.