Stand-Alone Solar Electric Systems

This book is for people who want to learn how to design and install small off-grid solar PV systems. It incorporates much content from a book that I wrote in the mid-nineties, Solar Electric Systems for Africa, which was supported by the Commonwealth Science Council in the UK. This new book has been fully rewritten, and has been greatly expanded based on rapid advances in solar, battery, charge controller, inverter and lighting technology.

Off-grid solar electricity is a way of life. It is gratifying to be able to switch on solar – powered lights, laptop, music or internet in a wild remote location, far from power lines and diesel generators...

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