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CoverDeveloped by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Solar Electricity for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This one discusses photovoltaic (PV) technology and dispels myths about the cost of a PV system.


  • Energy payback
  • Photovoltaic (PV) technology
  • Solar cells


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Publication No. EM300