The Solar Electricity Handbook: A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy: How to Design and Install Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems 2017

The Solar Electricity Handbook: A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy: How to Design and Install Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems 2017

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Solar Energy is a wonderful concept. Take free energy from the sun and use it to power electrical equipment. No ongoing electricity bills, no reliance on an electricity socket. 'Free' electricity that does not harm the planetGenerating electricity from sunlight alone is a powerful resource, with applications and benefits throughout the world. But how does it work? What is it suitable for? How much does it cost? How do I install it? This best-selling, internet linked book answers all these questions and shows you how to use the power of the sun to generate electricity yourself.Now in its eleventh edition, this book assumes no previous knowledge. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks you need to take into account. As well as explaining the underlying principles, it provides a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully design and install a solar energy system from scratch.The website that accompanies this book includes online solar calculators and tools to simplify your solar installation, ensuring that building your system is as straightforward and successful as possible.
Readers can also get in touch directly with the author to ask questions and get further support with their solar projects.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 10mm | 428g
  • Greenstream Publishing
  • Coventry, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • Black and white
  • 1907670653
  • 9781907670657
  • 8,654

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This is the number one best book on solar energy. (Rated First in their review of the Top Ten Best Solar Books of 2014):
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About Michael Boxwell

Michael Boxwell is a technology designer who first started working with solar twenty years ago. An author of over twenty books, Michael is a leading expert in the solar industry having designed solar energy systems as diverse as a community energy project in Ethiopia and a solar powered delivery vehicle. He has advised the Obama Administration on the use of solar energy and regularly speaks on television and radio about renewable energy technology.Michael also develops new solar energy technology. He led the design on the Battery LITE solar battery storage system, currently one of the best-selling residential solar energy storage systems in the United Kingdom, and is now working on next generation battery storage solutions.
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Table of contents

Introducing Solar EnergyMaking and saving money with solarA Brief Introduction to ElectricityThe Four Configurations for Solar PowerComponents of a Solar Electric SystemThe Design ProcessScoping the ProjectCalculating Solar EnergySurveying Your SiteUnderstanding the ComponentsComponents for Grid-Tie systemsComponents for Stand-Alone SystemsPlanning, regulations and approvalsDetailed DesignInstallationTroubleshootingMaintaining Your SystemInternet SupportAppendix A - Typical Power RequirementsAppendix B - Living Off-GridA Final WordIndex
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