Review of legal and institutional issues in the use of decentralized solar energy systems
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Review of legal and institutional issues in the use of decentralized solar energy systems by Martin Schweitzer

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Oak Ridge, Tenn, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Solar energy -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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Other titlesDecentralized solar energy systems.
StatementMartin Schweitzer.
SeriesORNL/TM ; 7078
ContributionsOak Ridge National Laboratory.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 136 p. ;
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14505330M

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