Living Off the Grid: Solar Power for Homes, 1994 Guide

Incremental improvements have made solar power for homes a more viable alternative than it was in the 1970s, when cost and performance issues eventually blunted enthusiasm for the technology.

solar power for homes - equipment setup
DC electricity generated by solar panels is most practically stored in deep-cycle batteries for home use. A charge controller regulates power to the batteries and protects them against overload. Appliances that require AC Power must be fed through a DC/AC inverter.