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Solar Electricity Handbook - 2013 Edition [Kindle Edition]

Michael Boxwell , Sheila Glasbey
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The 2013 edition of the Solar Electricity Handbook is a practical and straightforward guide to using photovoltaic solar panels to generate electricity. It is the seventh edition of the book, which has been updated yearly since 2009.

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.
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 for building professionals and architects learning about photovoltaics. 
  • Clear examples, diagrams and example projects are given to demonstrate the true capabilities of these systems. 
  • The Handbook is updated yearly, providing a up-to-date reference for anyone planning to use electric photovoltaic technology. 
  • It is the most comprehensive book on solar electric systems available today. 
  • It is backed up by the most powerful online calculator tools available, to make your design and calculations as straightforward as possible. 
  • With comprehensive detail in the book for both North America and Europe, the Handbook provides you with information that is relevant to you and your project - where ever you live.


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From the Back Cover

Solar Electricity Handbook - 2013 Edition
Solar electricity is a wonderful concept. Take free power 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.
 
The website that accompanies this book includes online solar calculators and tools to simplify your solar electricity installation, to ensure that building your solar energy system is as straightforward and successful as possible.

About the Author

Michael Boxwell is a technical consultant and designer and a former managing director of an electric vehicle supplier in the UK. He is the author of a number of books including the Solar Electricity Handbook, Owning An Electric Car and The Electric Car Guide series of books. He also runs the Reva Electric Car owners club. He is currently working on a number of new eco books, a TV series and a children's book of stories. He is a regular guest on Transport Evolved and This Week In Energy. Michael lives in the United Kingdom and is married with two children.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good information on Solar Electricity March 1, 2013
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This books goes into very good detail with explanations on what to expect when using a Solar PV Panel system. It provides tips and sketches on how to assemble and install these systems. Perfect reference to anyone wanting to learn about electricity generated by the Sun. I recommend this handbook to everyone interested in learning about this technical field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I used to help me design a grid-tie solar system February 4, 2013
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Good clear helpful material for DIY person. Very helpful tables on the internet tie in well with the book. Also a link to see FAQ,s and actually ask questions and get answers. Also reassuring is that the author updates the info very regularly and often in new editions.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Basic and Simplistic January 30, 2013
By snake61
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Good book for the beginner into research of solar energy as an alternative energy source for off-grid emergency purposes. Pretty good outline, step-by-step building foundation, easy to read and understand.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solar Electricity Handbook 2013 April 27, 2013
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A friend told me that this book was the bible of solar at home technology. He is more versed in this matter but even for me the book is an easy read. It takes some time to decide which application that you may want for your home only because it breaks down the applications to the most understandable needs of the consumer. It is perfect to help a lay individual decide exactly what you will need for the application that you desire. I recommend the book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read July 11, 2013
By graham
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This is a must read for the Do it yourself project. I am just starting some small solar projects and this book put me at ease working with a variety of options. If you are dabbling in the realm of solar electricity this is a very good read.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Easy Book To Understand June 22, 2013
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Have wanted to learn about renewable energy and all the components and the correct way to install. So much information out there and no real instructions to go with it. The manufacturers just assume you already know how to install these items and calculate what you need. This book tells it all and is a must for someone wanting to do an install. You can do it completely yourself using this book no matter if you are handy with tools or not.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative September 20, 2013
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EXPLAINS IN EASY TO UNDERSTAND TERMS THE DIFFERENT TYPES OFF SETTUPS AND HOW TO INSTALL. I LIKED IT BECAUSE I LEARN SOME THINGS FROM IT I DIDN'T KNOW.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solar is the future July 11, 2013
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After the Super Storm SANDY and being with out power for more then a week I needed to find out about other ways to supply power for my CPAP machine and a few LED lights. This book gave me some much need information to find other ways beside a generator.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with this purchase
We have not had the opportunity to put into practice all the knowledge this book holds for us. BUT we are thrilled with how the book is written and feel it will walk us through... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Chris Torrence
4.0 out of 5 stars Shining example
Detailed pictures, excellent information. Enough to get a geek new to solar energy up and running!Worth the price to buy.
Published 1 month ago by B. J. Lambert
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a good book for general knowledg
I was expecting more details about DIY, as how to avoid the very important hot spots ( caused by the obstruction of a cell) with the use of schotsky diodes, more details on how to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Martial R. G. Coulaud
5.0 out of 5 stars Good handbook for starters
This is a must have book for beginners who are contemplating to jump into the world of the PV energy
Published 2 months ago by Marlene Pettit
5.0 out of 5 stars The most easy to understand about solar power book out there and...
I got this because I went with two different systems and needed to know how the whole thing worked. I am not an electrician by no means but needed to learn the basics so I can... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This book was easy to read and had very useful information in it. I would recommend to anyone who is designing or thinking of installing a solar system.
Published 3 months ago by Doug Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Solar Electricity handbook 2013
One of the best off grid solar books to give you a quick snap shot on how to and many more techniques and design information to be able to build up your own solar system
Published 4 months ago by Tarek Abdel Monem Taha
5.0 out of 5 stars As the Star Rating States, I love it.
This book arrived the fastest I've ever seen a book from Amazon get to an FPO/AP address. This book starts off with the over view of Solar Energy and the different variations of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by G. Woo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide
This is a wonderful guiide for anyone venturing into solar power genration, it cleared up a lot of misconceptions i had about using solar power.
Published 5 months ago by Aliyu Dahiru
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book about solar power
Not my favorite but still a very good book to learn how solar power works. Only gets 4 stars because of personal preferences and I've found other books a little easier to read and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by JMM
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More About the Author

Michael Boxwell is a technical consultant and designer and a former managing director of an electric vehicle supplier in the UK.

He is the author of a number of books including the Solar Electricity Handbook, Owning An Electric Car and The Electric Car Guide series of books. He also runs the Reva Electric Car owners club.

He is currently working on a number of new eco books, a TV series and a children's book of stories. He is a regular guest on Transport Evolved and This Week In Energy.

Michael lives in the United Kingdom and is married with two children.

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