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Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems

By Mark Hankins

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
• details 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.

"This series is pitched at just the right level for specialists – detailed, well illustrated, full of information, yet readable. You can buy similar books cheaper but you won't get the level of detail or the clarity of explanation and illustrations.— magazine.

"A truly comprehensive and detailed user guide."—Sun Connect.

Mark Hankins has over 20 years of experience of designing photovoltaic systems, managing projects and teaching solar electricity in Africa. He also managed a Nairobi-based renewable energy consulting company for over 10 years, and has written extensively on the subject.

This book is £34.99. For purchase information, please contact us.

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