Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

1st Edition

Mark Hankins

Published June 4, 2010
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9781844077137 - CAT# Y123069
Series: Earthscan Expert

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One of the best ways to get power to remote, off-grid locations, whether in developed or developing countries, is through the use of solar electric systems. This practical guide describes how to plan, design and install solar electric systems in a manner that is hands-on, graphic and technically complete. Highly illustrated chapters cover:

  • solar energy basics
  • components of solar electric systems (modules, batteries, regulators, inverters and appliances)
  • installation practice
  • on planning and servicing systems
  • water pumping
  • refrigeration
  • village electrification.

This is the must-have guide for electric technicians and designers, development workers, and anyone who wants to install their own off-grid system.


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