The book 'Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills’ introduces you to the world of solar electric panels and systems. It reveals you the reasons why photovoltaic solar panels are continuing to gain worldwide popularity and are becoming more important as a source of renewable energy.You can see the question “To go or not to go solar?” discussed in its practical aspects.Furthermore you are advised what kind of solar electric system you need and how to evaluate whether your home is ‘solar-ready’ or notYou are also introduced to the basics of photovoltaics and to the main types of solar electric systems and their components.The book is intended to provide basic information to everyone who makes first steps in the world of photovoltaics and needs the matter explained in an easy-to-understand and straightforward way.The book exposes:
- Photovoltaics in the world of renewable energy
- Advantages of photovoltaics in a summary
- Why are photovoltaics continuing to gain worldwide popularity?
- Why is the cost of photovoltaics decreasing?
- Drawbacks of photovoltaics
- What are the main applications of solar electric systems?
- To go or not to go solar – that is the question!
- Some issues to consider before going solar
- Why would you need a solar electric system?
- Don’t go solar before reading this!
- What kind of solar electric system do you need?
- How big solar electric system do you need?
- How to finance the cost of your solar electric system?
- Financial incentives
- Is your building solar-ready?
- How to assess your location for solar resource?
- Why the condition of your roof does matter
- Free solar panels
- Solar power for business owners
- Energy efficiency above all
- How to improve the energy efficiency of your building
- The basics of solar power
- Solar electric systems
- Grid-connected solar electric systems
- Stand-alone (off-grid) solar electric systems
- Advantages and drawbacks of stand-alone systems
- Why are off-grid systems attractive?
- Main applications of stand-alone solar electric systems
- Selecting your solar vendor
- What to be careful about
Published by: Digital Publishing Ltd | Publication date: 03/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 153 pages
This book uniquely covers both the physics of photovoltaic (PV) cells and the design of PV systems for real-life applications. From the fundamental principles of semiconductor solar cells; through PV technology (crystalline silicon solar cells; thin-film cells; PV modules); to components, design, deployment and performance of PV systems in use. The book is an invaluable reference for researchers, industrial engineers and designers working in solar energy generation. The book is also ideal for university and third-level physics or engineering courses on solar photovoltaics, with exercises to check students’ understanding and reinforce learning. It is the perfect companion to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Solar Energy (DelftX, ET.3034TU) presented by co-author Arno Smets. The course is available in English on the nonprofit open source edX.org platform, and in Arabic on edraak.org. Over 100,000 students have already registered for these MOOCs.
Published by: UIT Cambridge | Publication date: 01/28/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 488 pages
This 2-hour free course explored the potential of the sun to provide useable thermonuclear energy, and the technical feasibility of harnessing it.
Published by: The Open University | Publication date: 03/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 26 pages
Solar Electricity Handbook: 2017 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy: designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems
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 planet.Of course, the reality is more complicated than that, yet generating 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.
Published by: Greenstream Publishing | Publication date: 01/23/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Solar Power DIY Handbook: So, You Want To Connect Your Off-Grid Solar Panel to a 12 Volts Battery? (Solar Panel for Homes,Solar Electricity Handbook,Solar Power Books,Solar Energy)
Follow these essential step by step tutorial to understand and install your solar panels today! Solar power DIY handbook is loaded with much useful content and is an excellent guide on how one can choose, decide and install efficient and reliable solar power in one's home. It's also great for professional installers who haven’t mastered installation as it outlines the necessary steps to follow. The entire book is divided into 15 chapters. The fore chapter discusses the basics of electricity and the electrical components including resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, and inductors. The latter chapters address the theory about solar energy, the solar cell and the photovoltaic effect and how it produces electricity. It explains how small solar cells are bundled together to form a solar module and how several modules are clustered to form a panel. You need this handbook.Here is a preview of what you will learn….➤The fundamentals of basic electric circuits to include resistors, capacitors and transistors➤It explains clearly how solar cells work and how the choice of modules for the application affects efficiency and functionality. ➤You get detail explanation of inverters and charge controllers and what you would need to install solar panels in an RV, home, boat or shed.➤It gives you the advantages of choosing lithium over lead battery, also detailing what switch type is ideal for your project.➤It outlines the advantages of buying premade or assembling your unit from scratch, and also explains why you would want your panels to face a certain direction and what angle is optimal.➤It also describes upcoming technologies around solar power that are useful for every installer are captured and explained.Take action now and get this Kindle book for only $0.99!
Publication date: 05/14/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 77 pages
Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scale--for Europe, the United States, and the world. In case study format, this informative reference answers questions surrounding nuclear energy, the potential of sustainable fossil fuels, and the possibilities of sharing renewable power with foreign countries. While underlining the difficulty of minimizing consumption, the tone remains positive as it debunks misinformation and clearly explains the calculations of expenditure per person to encourage people to make individual changes that will benefit the world at large. If you've thrown your hands up in despair thinking no solution is possible, then read this book - it's an honest, realistic, and humorous discussion of all our energy options.
Published by: UIT Cambridge | Publication date: 05/14/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
How solar could spark a clean-energy transition through transformative innovation—creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems.Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What's more, its potential is nearly limitless—every hour the sun beams down more energy than the world uses in a year. But in Taming the Sun, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. And if solar's current surge peters out, prospects for replacing fossil fuels and averting catastrophic climate change will dim.Innovation can brighten those prospects, Sivaram explains, drawing on firsthand experience and original research spanning science, business, and government. Financial innovation is already enticing deep-pocketed investors to fund solar projects around the world, from the sunniest deserts to the poorest villages. Technological innovation could replace today's solar panels with coatings as cheap as paint and employ artificial photosynthesis to store intermittent sunshine as convenient fuels. And systemic innovation could add flexibility to the world's power grids and other energy systems so they can dependably channel the sun's unreliable energy.Unleashing all this innovation will require visionary public policy: funding researchers developing next-generation solar technologies, refashioning energy systems and economic markets, and putting together a diverse clean energy portfolio. Although solar can't power the planet by itself, it can be the centerpiece of a global clean energy revolution.A Council on Foreign Relations Book
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 02/23/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 370 pages
The world of renewable energy changes so fast that it is almost impossible to keep up. Many of the essential facts are now different that they were 10, 5 or even 1 year ago. But all this news is only reported in the liberal media, leaving Republicans dangerously uninformed.In this short book you will learn about the biggest opportunities of the coming decades, the imminent danger to your stock portfolio and where the money is lying on the street - ready to be picked up.
Publication date: 06/04/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Progressive Marketing Plan for a Solar Energy Consulting Service: A Detailed Template with Innovative Growth Strategies
The Ultimate Custom Designed Marketing Plan for a Very Specific Type of Business!This ebook contains the detailed content and out-of-the-box ideas to market and grow a successful Solar Energy Consulting Service Company. This ebook marketing and growth plan provides the content needed to become smarter about targeting customers to build a profitable solar energy consulting firm. The fill-in-the-blank format makes it very easy to write the marketing and growth plan, but it is the out-of-the box strategic growth and innovative marketing ideas that will put you on the road to success. It features in-depth descriptions of a wide range of creative products and services, and a comprehensive marketing plan. It also contains an extensive list of Keys to Success, Creative Differentiation Strategies, Competitive Advantages to seize upon, Industry Trends and Best Practices to exploit, Helpful Resources, Actual Business Examples, and Marketing Worksheets. If your goal is to obtain the marketing knowledge, education and original ideas that will improve your chances for profitability and success in a solar energy consulting service business... then this book was specifically written for you.
Published by: Progressive Business Consulting, Inc. | Publication date: 04/12/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 377 pages
Solar Power: Start For Beginners: How To Setup Your Personal Solar Power System And Supply Your Home With Electricity: (Energy Independence, Lower Bills ... Grid Living) (Self Reliance, Solar Energy)
Solar Power: Start For Beginners:How To Setup Your Personal Solar Power System And Supply Your Home With ElectricitySolar energy is one of the most successful alternative energy sources currently available in the market. It works on a simple premise. Sunlight contains energy and when this hits the photovoltaic panels it provides power by releasing the electron and allowing it to move; this energy is harnessed and can be used to power any electrical item. Not all panels are equal; some have a better ability to absorb the energy from the sun and are more efficient at creating energy.Perhaps the greatest benefit of this method of generating electricity is the simplicity of it. A solar energy system has very few components and can be put together by almost anyone. Of course, connecting to the main grid must be completed by a properly qualified person.This book is designed to introduce you to the idea of creating your own solar energy; the following topics are covered:
- A brief summary of the history and development of solar energy
- The components which make up a viable solar energy system
- How to install and set up your new solar energy system.
- A range of tips to ensure your install is successful.
- How to assess your electricity needs, your current consumption and how to reduce your consumption. This chapter also takes a brief look at the efficiency of solar panels.
- The conclusion highlights the benefits of this impressive step forward in technology and how you can install it in your home.
Publication date: 09/07/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages