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Solar electricity handbook : a simple practical guide to solar energy : how to design and install photovoltaic solar electric systems /

by Boxwell, Michael [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: 2017 edition, Eleventh edition.Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781907670657; 1907670653; 9781907670008; 1907670009.Other title: Simple practical guide to solar energy : how to design and install photovoltaic solar electric systems.Subject(s): Photovoltaic power systems -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Solar energy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Solar power plants -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Photovoltaic power systems | Solar energy | Solar power plants | Handbooks and manualsOnline resources: companion website : solarelectrictyhandbook.com
Contents:
Introducing solar energy -- A brief introduction to electricity -- The four configurations for solar power -- Components of a solar electric system -- The design process -- Scoping the project -- Calculating solar energy -- Surveying your site -- Understanding the components -- Components for grid-tie systems -- Components for stand-alone systems -- Planning, regulations and approvals -- Detailed design -- Installation -- Troubleshooting -- Maintaining your system -- Internet support.
Summary: 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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"Internet linked"--Cover.

Includes index.

Introducing solar energy -- A brief introduction to electricity -- The four configurations for solar power -- Components of a solar electric system -- The design process -- Scoping the project -- Calculating solar energy -- Surveying your site -- Understanding the components -- Components for grid-tie systems -- Components for stand-alone systems -- Planning, regulations and approvals -- Detailed design -- Installation -- Troubleshooting -- Maintaining your system -- Internet support.

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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