Solar Electricity Handbook: A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

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Greenstream Publishing, 2010 - Photovoltaic power systems - 154 pages
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The Solar Electricity Handbook is a practical and straightforward guide to using electric solar panels. Assuming no previous knowledge of solar panels, the book explains how solar panels work, how they can be used and explains the steps you need to take to successfully design and install a solar electric system from scratch using photovoltaic solar panels. Accompanying this book is a solar resource website containing lots of useful information, lists of suppliers and on-line solar energy calculators that will simplify the cost analysis and design processes. Readers can also get in touch with the author directly to ask questions and get further support with their solar projects.
 

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Excellent book for the novice. Michael makes it all so simple to understand. Very well written. A 'Ten' for sure. Borderline eleven! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A brief introduction to electricity
11
Components of a Solar Electric system
19
Scoping the Project
25
Calculating Solar energy
33
Surveying your Site
41
Component selection and costing
53
Detailed Design
81
Installation
97
Troubleshooting
107
Maintaining your system
113
Internet Support
119
Appendix B Latitude and sun height
132
Typical Power Requirements
142
Index
153
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