Solar Electricity Handbook – 2012 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy – Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

Solar Electricity Handbook – 2012 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy – Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

Solar Electricity Handbook - 2012 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

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.

This is an up to date 2012 Edition of the book with even more diagrams, details and up-to-the-minute information on this exciting technology.

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.

Why buy the Solar Electricity Handbook?

The Handbook is a simple, practical guide to using electric photovoltaic panels.The book is suitable for enthusiastic novices, students and building professionals.Clear examples, diagrams and example projects are given to d

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3 Responses to “Solar Electricity Handbook – 2012 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy – Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems”

  1. Vince Migliore "Fallen Guru" Reply January 10, 2013 at 6:44 pm
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    Practical guide for the DIYer, July 19, 2012
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    Vince Migliore “Fallen Guru” (California) –
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    This is a well-written book with exactly the details you need if you are planning your own DIY solar project, or preparing to buy or contract out for a solar power system. I bought several books on the subject, and this is the only one to answer my very specific questions, such as where to put fuses and isolation switches. It seems up to date and gives the names of respected manufacturers.

    I enjoyed the thorough discussions on related topics, such as the tilt angle for the panels and the pros-and-cons of the different system types (grid-tied, off-grid, etc.) Although I am thoroughly impressed with the contents of the book I think it could be improved by giving examples, with brands and component ratings for specific systems, such as wiring diagrams for a 100-watt, 500 watt, and 2,000 watt stand-lone system and the same for a grid-tied system. I would like to see more too on the new micro-controller panels.

    This is definitely the must-have book for anyone planning a solar power system.

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  2. 16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent book for those new to solar (like me)!, August 2, 2012
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    I love the idea of solar power: independently harvesting the largest resource available to us. So I bought some solar panels and then had no idea what to do. After some fumbling around, I got it to work. Then I came across this book. If I had found this book sooner, I could have saved myself tons of time and tons of missteps. The information is clear and has helpful graphs. The writing is enthusiastic and friendly. I can’t say enough good about it. As I continue my journey into solar power generation, this book will always be at my side. Thank you, Mr. Boxwell. How we harvest energy is one of the largest issues facing humanity today. This simple book just might play a part in saving the world – and I mean that.

    Larry Nocella
    author of novels Loser’s Memorial and Where Did This Come From?

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  3. 19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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    Happy camper!, July 23, 2012
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    This review is from: Solar Electricity Handbook – 2012 Edition: A Simple Practical Guide to Solar Energy – Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems (Paperback)

    This book was one of the reasons why I graduated last May with my B.S in Electrical Engineering. Prior to starting my senior design project I had little to no knowledge about solar energy. My project consisted of creating a grid – tied photovoltaic power system for the school of engineering at my school. After purchasing this book I was able to understand the fundamentals of how solar energy work and apply them to my project. After many sleepless nights and hardwork, I was able to complete my senior design project and I recieved an A on the project! Thanks Michael

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