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Steven J. Strong

Steven J. Strong is president of Solar Design Associates, Inc. of Harvard, Massachusetts. He has designed more than 100 photovoltaic systems including the world's first solar electric neighborhood of 30 PV-powered hoes in the Town of Gardner, Massachusetts.

In the early 1970s, while serving as an engineer consultant on the Alaskan Pipeline, he realized that going to the ends of the earth to extract the last drop of fossil fuel was not the answer to our long-term energy needs. In 1974, he founded Solar Design Associates to specialize in environmentally responsive building design and the engineering and integration of sustainable energy systems.

    Steven J.'s Books

    The Solar Electric House

    Energy for the Environmentally Responsive, Energy-Independent Home

    Solar electricity is the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity by solar photovoltaic cells. It is a truly elegant means of producing electricity on site, allowing you to take control of your energy destiny and create your own lifestyle without concern for energy supply or environmental harm. No pollution, no by-products, no depletion of resources, these solid-state devices simply make electricity out of sunlight.


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