Off Grid Solar

Author: Joseph P. O'connor
Publisher:
ISBN: 1537622617
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre:

Off Grid Solar is a pocket guide and quick reference for anyone looking to build an electrical energy system with the free sunshine available to us all. "The limitations to widespread solar are not centered on the cost, the efficiency, or the need for advancements in technology. The limitations are solely due to the lack of widespread knowledge on the subject." With that philosophy at heart, solar and battery expert Joseph P. O'Connor draws from his years of experience to craft a how-to guide needed by everyone around the world. Founder of OCON Energy Consulting, O'Connor has conducted and taught the installation/maintenance of Off Grid solar projects to people and communities as far away as the central African rainforest and right in his own backyard of Oakland, California. For anyone interested in harvesting their own solar energy completely detached from the grid, this is the book for you. Thanks to straightforward explanations for readers of all levels, this book establishes a familiarity with the basic low cost components alongside the most innovative technologies. With this knowledge the reader can make better decisions based on their technology needs, rather than simply trusting the recommendations from others. Need to keep costs down? How many solar panels are needed to refill the batteries? What is the best way to angle your solar panels? On projects both big and small, Joe's got you covered.

Off Grid Solar Power

Author: Nathan Audley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1548914789
Release Date: 2017-07-16
Genre:

Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Off Grid Solar Power: (FREE Bonus Included) Ultimate Guide for Photovoltaics with Lead-Acid or Lithium-Ion batteries Generating electricity through the use of photovoltaic cells is not a new thing! In fact, the ability to do so has been around for in excess of sixty years. However, it is only in the last decade that the price has reduced enough to make it a viable option for your home. If you are considering going off grid you are not alone! There are many reasons why you might wish to do so; these range from environmental concerns to potential savings or even a fear of the stability of the electricity supply. At first you may think the ideal of installing your own solar energy system is daunting, if not impossible. Fortunately, this is not the case. In fact, providing you follow the guide in this book you will be surprised at how easily you can create a system which will provide all your electrical needs. The secret is in knowing what equipment you need and where to start. You will also find that you need to make a decision regarding which are the best batteries for your needs; the lead acid or the lithium-ion. Both are capable of completing the job; although there are reasons why one may be better than the other. This book will guide you through: A brief intro as to why you may consider solar energy and how it is possible. The photovoltaic energy system. This shows you each piece of equipment you will need and its position within the system. You will also discover the key to calculating your power needs and how this can then affect the number of batteries and even photovoltaic panels you need. Batteries are an essential part of the system. Discover the difference between lead acid and lithium-ion. Learn their specifications, characteristics and the benefits of each type. This will ensure you choose the right ones for your set-up. Download your E book "Off Grid Solar Power: Ultimate Guide for Photovoltaics with Lead-Acid or Lithium-Ion batteries" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!

DIY Solar Power

Author: Micah Toll
Publisher:
ISBN: 098990671X
Release Date: 2017-12-22
Genre:

Are you a hands on person? Do you prefer making things yourself? Are you ready to power everything - from your devices to your home - with solar energy? If so, then this book is for you! We'll cover everything you need to know about solar power. From understanding all of the components that go into solar powered projects to choosing the right solar panels and even building your own solar panels, this book teaches you everything you need to know about custom solar powered systems and creations. Learn about topics from small scale solar powered projects like portable phone chargers all the way up to large off-grid and grid-tied home solar power systems, and even mobile solar power for RVs and other vehicles and boats.

Install Your Own Solar Panels

Author: Joseph Burdick
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612128269
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step photos, veteran solar installer Joseph Burdick and seasoned builder Philip Schmidt teach you how to determine the size, placement, and type of installation you’ll need. This comprehensive DIY guide covers everything from assembling rooftop racking or building a ground-mount structure to setting up the electrical connections and making a battery bank for off-grid systems.

Off Grid and Mobile Solar Power for Everyone Your Smart Solar Guide

Author: Lacho Pop Mse
Publisher: Digital Publishing Limited
ISBN: 6197258102
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Attention: This book will help you get fast and easy your efficient and cost-effective off-grid or mobile solar power system. It will show you how to design and quickly install the solar power system you always dream of. Imagine there is a solar power book written by real engineers for those who can't get started. A book without complicated math, fluff, and fillers. A straight to the point step by step guide showing you in layman terms how to choose your solar equipment, design and install your solar system to become a proud builder and owner of an efficient and cost-effective off-grid solar power system. A book containing clear and practical illustrations helping you to grasp even more quickly solar power matter and discover its secrets in an easy way. A book showing how to scale up fast, easy and cost-effectively an off-grid or mobile solar power system. It is the book 'Off Grid And Mobile Solar Power For Everyone'. Yes! You can hold this book in your hands now. Yes, you can have its digital version on your ereader today. Get this book Now! There are a lot of solar books on the market. Most of them are difficult to understand. They require engineering education or background. Unfortunately, there are a lot of solar books as well written by unqualified authors. They are full of do-it-yourself myths or misleading information that can cost you a lot of money or put at risk not only your solar equipment but also your life! This book is written by engineers for solar power enthusiasts who are making their first steps in the world of solar photovoltaic energy. Here you will find the essentials of off-grid solar systems revealed, explained in an easy-to-follow-and-grasp manner. The book, however, is also targeted to medium and advanced solar users due to its systematic and simplified step-by-step approach to solar system design. The sizing formulas are simplified in a way which does not sacrifice their accuracy to be of help for those who just cannot get started or hate mathematics. A more sophisticated version of these formulas is given in the appendices at the end of the book. Although mobile solar systems are a subset of off-grid solar, they do require some particular attention and have their specifics when it comes to component selection and system design. All these details are carefully noted and explained in the book. What is more, a whole chapter devoted to mobile power system sizing describes in a step-by-step manner how to design a system that is both best-performing and cost-effective. By reading this book, you will discover: Solar power and electricity basics Off-grid system configurations Solar (photovoltaic) panels Batteries in off-grid systems: -Lead-acid batteries - Alkaline batteries - Li-Ion batteries Charge controllers: PWM and MPPT controllers - a detailed comparison Inverters and specifications of off-grid inverters Other solar power system equipment Scaling an off-grid solar power system Designing an off-grid solar panel system: from site survey to selecting the system components, i.e., solar panels, batteries, charge controller, inverter, wire, fusses and overcurrent protection devices Off-grid system sizing examples - Sizing a solar system for a summer house - Sizing a mobile solar system Installation and maintenance of off-grid and portable solar power systems ...and much more. Get the book now and get started your off-grid solar journey.

The Solar Electricity Handbook 2017 Edition

Author: Michael Boxwell
Publisher: Greenstream Publishing
ISBN: 9781907670664
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 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.

DIY Lithium Batteries

Author: Micah Toll
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989906701
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Genre: Lithium cells

An educational guide that covers all the existing types of lithium battery cells and how to assemble them into a custom lithium battery pack.

Electrochemical Energy Storage for Renewable Sources and Grid Balancing

Author: Patrick T. Moseley
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780444626103
Release Date: 2014-10-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Electricity from renewable sources of energy is plagued by fluctuations (due to variations in wind strength or the intensity of insolation) resulting in a lack of stability if the energy supplied from such sources is used in ‘real time’. An important solution to this problem is to store the energy electrochemically (in a secondary battery or in hydrogen and its derivatives) and to make use of it in a controlled fashion at some time after it has been initially gathered and stored. Electrochemical battery storage systems are the major technologies for decentralized storage systems and hydrogen is the only solution for long-term storage systems to provide energy during extended periods of low wind speeds or solar insolation. Future electricity grid design has to include storage systems as a major component for grid stability and for security of supply. The technology of systems designed to achieve this regulation of the supply of renewable energy, and a survey of the markets that they will serve, is the subject of this book. It includes economic aspects to guide the development of technology in the right direction. Provides state-of-the-art information on all of the storage systems together with an assessment of competing technologies Features detailed technical, economic and environmental impact information of different storage systems Contains information about the challenges that must be faced for batteries and hydrogen-storage to be used in conjunction with a fluctuating (renewable energy) power supply

Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies

Author: Ryan Mayfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470912731
Release Date: 2010-08-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation is on the rise. Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies gives you a comprehensive overview of the history, physics, design, installation, and operation of home-scale solar-panel systems. You'll also get an introduction to the foundational mathematic and electrical concepts you need to understand and work with photovoltaic systems. Covers all aspects of home-scale solar-power systems Viable resource for professionals, students, and technical laymen Can be used to study for the NABCEP exam Whether you're a building professional looking to expand your business and skills to meet the growing demand for solar power installation or are seeking a career in this rapidly expanding field, Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies has you covered!

Solar PV Off Grid Power

Author: Christopher Kinkaid
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1500473375
Release Date: 2014-07-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Solar energy is a formidable resource. Solar Electric Power systems, based on PV panels, make effective power supplies for your off-grid electricity needs. The sun distributes over 1,000 watts per square meter at peak, and is the natural power supply for life on Earth. The Sun, can also be your Power Supply.The best kept industrial secret, is that we don't need to burn fossil fuels for industrial power. Solar PV panels, true 21st century tools, can provide daily energy production which can be used directly, or stored for later use, on demand, to power your remote electric loads, onsite, with no pollution, or fuel costs.This eBook is written to be a resource in building your own Solar PV supply for remote Cameras, LED lighting systems, Communication, Sensors, and remote Cabin, and Home Power systems, with Solar PV Power system examples.The Solar Energy resource varies with time of day, season, and local climate. Solar PV panels, sized properly, produce reliable, and predictable energy production, despite daily variations, when calculated properly for each month.Tap into PV Panels to charge battery banks for reliable DC, and, with inverters, AC power on demand. Remote site power supplies, designed, and installed properly, offer real power for running a variety of electronic, motor, and large draw devices.Use this Book to match your Energy Load, with the Energy Production sized to match your electric loads for remote Solar PV Power. System examples range from 30 Watt Solar PV Power supplies for cameras, electronics, and sensors, to 4,000 Watt Home Power Systems.

Mobile Solar Power Made Easy

Author: William Errol Prowse, IV
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1546567119
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Electric automobiles

Official website: http: //www.mobile-solarpower.com Finally an easy approach to mobile solar design and installation: -Add a solar system to your RV, Van, Trailer, Car or Boat -Step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow -Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced methods for calculating your solar system. You choose! -Tips and tricks that will save you time and money -You can read this book from start to finish, or use it as a reference -Large, easy to understand pictures And much more! I promise that this book will be worth your time, or you will get your money back. There are many solar system books on the market that are just too hard to understand, and impractical. Tired of googling every question you have about setting up your own solar system? Then give this book a chance. It will show you everything that you need to know, from start to finish.

Mountain Man Skills

Author: Stephen Brennan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629140490
Release Date: 2015-07-21
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Crafts and Skills of the Mountain Man is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the mountain men famous worldwide as outdoorsmen and craftsmen. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying a hand at making rafts and canoes, constructing tools, and living off the land. Learn key skills like: Building a strong fire. Learning to hunt and butcher your meals. Creating a safe and solid shelter. And much more! Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or a novice hiker, Crafts and Skills of the Mountain Man is your handbook to not only surviving outdoors, but flourishing. The style of the mountain man is unique and popular, especially among young people, historians, and those with a special interest in living off the land. The mountain man has been successful outdoors for ages, and now you can too with the skills, tips, and tricks included in this handy manual. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author: John Schaeffer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 0930031822
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Conservation of natural resources

Covers power, conservation, and gear.

Battery Systems Engineering

Author: Christopher D. Rahn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118517055
Release Date: 2013-01-25
Genre: Science

A complete all-in-one reference on the important interdisciplinary topic of Battery Systems Engineering Focusing on the interdisciplinary area of battery systems engineering, this book provides the background, models, solution techniques, and systems theory that are necessary for the development of advanced battery management systems. It covers the topic from the perspective of basic electrochemistry as well as systems engineering topics and provides a basis for battery modeling for system engineering of electric and hybrid electric vehicle platforms. This original approach gives a useful overview for systems engineers in chemical, mechanical, electrical, or aerospace engineering who are interested in learning more about batteries and how to use them effectively. Chemists, material scientists, and mathematical modelers can also benefit from this book by learning how their expertise affects battery management. Approaches a topic which has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years Topics covered include: Electrochemistry; Governing Equations; Discretization Methods; System Response and Battery Management Systems Include tables, illustrations, photographs, graphs, worked examples, homework problems, and references, to thoroughly illustrate key material Ideal for engineers working in the mechanical, electrical, and chemical fields as well as graduate students in these areas A valuable resource for Scientists and Engineers working in the battery or electric vehicle industries, Graduate students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering.