The Solar Electricity Handbook

The Solar Electricity Handbook is a simple, practical guide to using electric solar panels and designing and installing photovoltaic PV systems.

Now in its ninth edition, the 2015 Edition assumes no previous knowledge of solar electric systems. The book explains how photovoltaic panels work and how they can be used. It provides a step by step guide to successfully design and install a photovoltaic solar system from scratch.

The Solar Electricity Handbook is published by Greenstream Publishing Limited. It is available from Amazon and all good book sellers.

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If this is all new to you and want to find out more, read the first section of the Handbook online from our Free Downloads section.

If you have ideas to build your own photovoltaic electric system but want to find out what is involved, why not use our online solar calculator to generate a full solar analysis study about your project?

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Our online suite of solar calculator applications are the best and most comprehensive available on the web today.

Our Off-Grid Solar Project Analysis produces a 10-page report on your project, working out the size of panels required, the right angle to position them at, the best batteries to use - even the right thickness of cables that you are going to need for your project.

The grid-tie solar calculator produces a report that will allow you work out how many solar panels you will need to create a theoretical 'carbon neutral' building.

We also have a number of other tools, including an online solar angle calculator and solar irradiance tables covering every country in the world.

Our solar electric resources section will help you find suppliers for photovoltaic equipment.

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 and professionals.
  • Clear examples, diagrams and example projects are provided to demonstrate the true capabilities of these systems.
  • The Handbook is updated yearly, providing an up-to-date reference for anyone planning to use electric photovoltaic technology.
  • It is the most comprehensive book on photovoltaic 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 our book for wherever you live in the world, the Handbook provides you with information that is relevant to you and your project.

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The Solar Electricity Handbook - A simple, practical guide to using electric photovoltaic panels and designing and installing photovoltaic PV systems is published by Greenstream Publishing and available from Amazon and all good book sellers.

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About the Author

Michael Boxwell Michael Boxwell has designed and installed a number of photovoltaic electric systems over a number of years.

Specialising in off grid electric applications, Michael has designed photovoltaic electric systems for projects as diverse as powering on-street vending machines to charging electric vehicles.