Top 40 Costly Mistakes Solar Newbies Make

Author: Lacho Pop Mse
Publisher: Digital Publishing Limited
ISBN: 6197258072
Release Date: 2016-06-27
Genre:

The book "Top 40 Costly Mistakes Solar Newbies Make" is a simple and practical guide that could save you a lot of money, headaches and time during the planning, buying, implementation and operation phase of your solar power system. Whether you have decided to buy a solar electricity system or assemble it yourself, you need a guide. There are thousands of books, articles, leaflets, forums and many other resources available online telling you what to do. However, it is always easy first to find out what NOT to do, and get that in a straightforward and comprehensible manner, in the form of practical tips and hints given by engineers with a long-term experience in electrical and electronic engineering. Do you know when you need a stand-alone system and when - a hybrid one? No matter whether you are a potential buyer or an avid do-it-yourselfer, you are probably curious to find out the best site in your property for a solar array to install. Or you are eager to know which solar panel type is the best for your case? Let's say you're a solar system buyer. Are you aware of solar panel guarantee? Do you know how to benefit from free solar panel schemes? The most important however - are you sure you can seed the 'good' solar offers from the 'bad' ones? Or you're a solar do-it-yourselfer and want to implement a solar system all by yourself. Surely you need to know the most common mistakes in panel installation or system sizing. What system voltage would be best for your system? Do you know how to choose the right type of battery and charge controller? ....Or how to avoid some mistakes in connecting system components, which could ruin your solar project? Here are the most common groups of mistakes commonly committed by people who have decided to go solar: General mistakes and misconceptions Mistakes during location assessment Mistakes with solar panels Mistakes in solar system sizing Mistakes in assembling the system components Mistakes in buying a solar system Mistakes in solar power system maintenance Although solar electrics are everywhere around us and there are tons of resources available on this topic, you don't need to be an expert to assess what is good for your specific case. Neither you have to refer to costly solar consultants to reveal you the solar basics. This book can save you both money and trouble down the road. It is frankly written by experts for everyone who cannot get started. Get started your solar journey today!"

Install Your Own Solar Panels

Author: Joe Burdick
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612128252
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Photovoltaic power system

This comprehensive DIY guide shows homeowners how to install a whole-house photovoltaic system. Detailed photos, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions follow the same process professionals use -- from planning and designing to installing rooftop and ground-mounted tracks.

The Truth about Solar Panels

Author: Lacho Pop Mse
Publisher:
ISBN: 6197258013
Release Date: 2015-08-17
Genre:

The book "The Truth About Solar Panels: The Book That Solar Manufacturers, Vendors, Installers And DIY Scammers Don't Want You To Read" has been created as an answer to widely spread misleading, rehashed or low quality information about solar panels written by some unqualified authors. Unfortunately such questionable information is flooding not only the internet but also the other powerful media and digital platforms. The authors of this book hold master degree in engineering. Their experience helps them to present the complex world of solar energy in a manner that is both practical and easy understood by a broad audience. The book is an honest revelation about solar panels described beyond the hype and beyond the stigma. If you are going to invest in solar panel system or to upgrade already installed one this revelation is also about your money. Buying, building or installing a solar electric (photovoltaic, PV) system for your home, business, vehicle or boat is a complex project, and there are a lot of different issues involved. Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a professional to do it for you, you will need to know the correct terminology to use to research, design, purchase and communicate about it. It must be emphasized that the right choice of the solar panel is about 80% responsible for the overall performance of your solar power system. Get it wrong and you'll lose a lot of money and get many headaches in years to come. The book "The Truth About Solar Panels" could save you a lot of money and headaches for years to come, since it: Gives you actionable and practical information about different types of solar panels, their pros, cons, risks, characteristics and warranties Honestly compares and reveals advantages and disadvantages of brand new, second hand and do-it-yourself solar panels in a unique manner. Furthermore this book will help you: -Choose the best solar panel in terms of price performance suitable for your solar project -Immediately spot the "unfair" marketing tricks used to sell you an overpriced underperforming solar panel of questionable warranty -Judge the quality of solar quotes and filter out the disadvantageous ones. -In fact most solar panel manufacturers, vendors and installers take the advantage of the seeming complexity of solar parameters to market you an inferior solar panel in a better light and higher price, while at the same time being in line with the customer law for consumer rights. This book is for anyone who seeks certain step-by-step practical information about solar panels, their performance and proper selection: -homeowners -do-it-yourself solar enthusiasts -lovers of recreational vehicles, campers, boats and other outdoor activities -survivalists -potential investors in solar power -business owners interested in solar power -students -teachers -people interested in becoming solar installers -people working in the sales and marketing area of solar power and green energy industry -many others keen in solar power and renewable energy. If you are a customer, the book gives all actionable information to seek the answer of the all important and sensitive to solar installer, vendors questions. If you are from solar seller side, this book helps you get prepared to answer those tricky questions. You can use this guide: -As a reference while you are planning your PV system -When you are surfing the web pricing solar panels -When you are talking with solar vendors and installers. Get the book "The Truth About Solar Panels" now and start your solar project today!

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.

Taming the Sun

Author: Varun Sivaram
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262345613
Release Date: 2018-02-23
Genre: Political Science

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

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.

The New Simple and Practical Solar Component Guide

Author: Lacho Pop Mse
Publisher: Digital Publishing Limited
ISBN: 6197258099
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre:

Have you ever wanted to save money on electricity and become energy-independent? Do you want to protect your family from regular power outages and negligence of local utility? The book "The New Simple and Practical Solar Component Guide" helps you accomplish this by understanding the essentials of building blocks of solar and harnessing solar power. Written by electronic engineers this easy-to-read-and-follow solar components guide demystifies all of the components of a solar power system in a way that anyone without a technical background can understand. The book is useful for a broad audience: technically and non-technically inclined people, beginners and advanced in solar power, and professionals of engineering background. Based on thousand hours of research and experience, the book contains practical solar power information you cannot find and cannot apply by just searching the web. This book shades lights on: - electricity basics related to solar power -solar power system types -solar power system components: -solar panel module types -bypass diodes -blocking diodes -inverters -microinvertes -charge controllers -batteries -fuses -surge protectors/arrestors -disconnects (circuit breakers) -junction (combiner) boxes -cables ... and more. Furthermore, this guide provides you with a serious introduction and practical information to solar power coupled with action-oriented how-to tips and guidelines about selecting, combining and sizing solar components as well. This book, however, is not a complete A-Z guide for sizing a solar power system. Every journey starts with most important first steps and having a solid foundation about solar components is a prerequisite for getting an efficient safe and cost effective solar power system for your home, RV vehicle, boat or business. Without this essential knowledge, every attempt for designing and sizing a solar power system will be either fruitless or contra-productive. Grab the Book Today and Get Started Saving Money on Electricity and Becoming Energy Independent. Act Now!

Wind Power For Dummies

Author: Ian Woofenden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470496374
Release Date: 2009-10-05
Genre: House & Home

The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you, from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable and sustainable electricity. Guides you step by step through process of selecting, installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to power your home Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energy principles to help you speak the language of the pros Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether wind power is right for you Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to the power company Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing for your project Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with local zoning laws Yes, you can do it, with a little help from Wind Power For Dummies.

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.

Green Illusions

Author: Ozzie Zehner
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803243361
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering

We don’t have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what’s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy—more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels—alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations. How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm? Why can’t engineers solve wind power’s biggest obstacle? Why won’t contraception solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will? This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women’s rights. The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation’s solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won’t solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that could). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well-being. Watch a book trailer.