Solar Electricity Handbook – 2015 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar PV systems.

The Solar Electricity Handbook – 2015 Edition, is a simple, practical guide to using electric solar panels and designing and installing photovoltaic PV systems. Now in its ninth edition, the book assumes no previous knowledge of solar electric systems. The book explains how solar panels work and how they can be used. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks that you need to take into account when designing a solar power system. As well as explaining the underlying principles, it provides a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully design and install a photovoltaic solar system from scratch. Unlike many guides, The Solar Electricity Handbook explains the principles behind the technology, allowing the reader to design solar energy systems with confidence. The book has been used all around the world, designing systems as diverse as providing entire African villages with electricity, powering vending machines, building grid-tied systems for housing, building a one

Alternative Energy Secrets: Practical Solutions for Personal Energy Problems

The eighth book in Stephen Chastain’s DIY series, Alternative Energy Secrets is a companion text to his title Generators and Inverters. Alternative Energy Secrets focuses on overlooked fuels. Extensive information regarding waste oils and their inexpensive conversion to useful fuels. Plans for a super fast oil collector trailer that picks up 200 gallons in a few minutes and does not form water emulsion like a gear pump will. Describes oil cracking, blending, filtering, testing and construction of centrifuges to clean waste oils and make them suitable for use in home heating or as diesel fuel. Construction of waste oil burners, and heaters, tips on off-grid power generation and converting your car to diesel are included. Practical how to. Very unusual material. Nothing like it anywhere on the market. A must have for alternative energy users.