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Solar Electricity Handbook: 2017 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy: designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems

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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 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: 01/23/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 179 pages

Solar Energy for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Solar Power Systems, Panels & Cells

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Understanding Solar EnergySolar energy is free and it is located everywhere where the sun is shining. However, harnessing the energy of sun in order to convert it to electricity or heat is not an easy task. You need to use the right equipment as well as design basics in order to harness the energy of the sun effectively.There are many benefits of using solar energy to heat up or power your home. One of the most important benefits of using this renewable energy is that you can help save the environment. This green energy can also help you reduce the cost of your energy bill by as much as half. However, if you opt for solar energy to power your house, you need to educate yourself about the many options that you have. Thus, this book will serve as your guide.With this book, you can learn the following:
  • Learn about the benefits of using solar energy in Chapter 1. Moreover, the same chapter will also give you insightful ideas on how you can finance as well as get incentives for using solar power energy.
  • This book also teaches you on the things that you need to consider before deciding to adopt this system to your house. Installing solar power systems have several requirements thus it is crucial to know what these requirements are in order to make the most out of solar power energy.
  • Chapter 3 also discusses the different types of solar power systems that you can opt for. The chapter gives in-depth discussion on photovoltaic, concentrated and passive solar power systems.
Adopting solar power energy is very crucial for green homes and buildings.Thus, if you want to take advantage of this technology, then this book will serve as your guide on what you need to know about solar power.
Published by: Loco Media | Publication date: 02/05/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 40 pages

Solar Energy: The physics and engineering of photovoltaic conversion, technologies and systems

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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: 01/28/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 488 pages

Solar Electricity Handbook – 2019 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems.

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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 planet.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 thirteenth edition, this book assumes no previous knowledge. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks you need to consider. 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: 01/07/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 488 pages

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills (Back to Basics Guides)

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The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated!Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle.Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead.More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.
Published by: Skyhorse | Publication date: 10/14/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 456 pages

Energy resources: Solar energy

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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: 03/01/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 26 pages

Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills

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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
Grab the book and get started saving money on electricity and becoming energy independent now!
Published by: Digital Publishing Ltd | Publication date: 03/05/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 153 pages

Solar Electricity Handbook - 2018 Edition: A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Solar Photovoltaic Systems.

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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 planet.Of course, the reality is a little 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 twelfth 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: 07/11/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 273 pages

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

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Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.
Published by: New Society Publishers | Publication date: 10/24/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 331 pages

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet (The MIT Press)

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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: 02/23/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 370 pages
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