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Title:
The easy guide to solar electric
Author:
Pieper, Adi.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Santa Fe, NM : ADI Solar, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"For home power systems"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780967189109
Format :
Book

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. iii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 The Beginningp. 8
Chapter 2 Planning Aheadp. 13
Chapter 3 What is Electricity? (The Lovers)p. 19
Chapter 4 How is Electricity Created? (Bird On The Wire)p. 27
Chapter 5 How Does Solar Electric Work? (The Sunburn)p. 33
Chapter 6 Components of a Photovoltaic System (The Reversed Tree)p. 38
A. The Array (The Foliage)p. 40
B. The Cables (Twigs and Branches)p. 45
C. The Charge Controller (The Tree Trunk)p. 52
D. The Battery Bank (The Soil)p. 54
E. The DC-System (New Sprouts)p. 62
The Phantom (of the) Loadp. 66
F. The Inverter (The New Fruits)p. 69
G. Some Toolsp. 77
a. Voltmetersp. 77
b. Amp Metersp. 77
c. Amp/hr Metersp. 78
d. Combination Monitoring Devicesp. 78
e. Power Centersp. 79
f. Other Componentsp. 80
1. Covertersp. 80
2. Transformersp. 81
3. Battery Chargersp. 81
4. Generatorsp. 84
Chapter 7 Sizing the System (How Big a Garden)p. 88
"You Can't Always Get What You Want..."p. 92
The Load Calculationp. 97
Upgradingp. 103
Conclusionp. 105
Chapter 8 To Code or Not to Code (The Iinspector Is God)p. 108
Chapter 9 Monitoring the System (Watching and Guarding)p. 116
Chapter 10 Tips and Names (There is Always a Back Door)p. 127
Kitchenp. 128
Toasterp. 128
Stove Exhaust Fanp. 129
Oven/Range with Electronicsp. 129
Fridge/Freezerp. 130
Small Appliancesp. 132
Dishwasherp. 132
Kitchen Lightingp. 133
Bathroomp. 133
Hair Dryerp. 133
Electric Toothbrushes and Shaversp. 134
Bathroom Lightsp. 135
GFCIsp. 135
Living Roomp. 135
TV, VCR, Stereop. 135
Computersp. 138
Faxp. 139
Answering Machines and Cordless Phonesp. 140
Fansp. 141
Fan and Light Controlsp. 142
Bedroomp. 143
Lightingp. 143
Smoke Detectorsp. 143
DC Receptacles and Switchesp. 144
Utility Roomp. 145
Washer and Dryerp. 145
DC Pumpsp. 147
General Lightingp. 150
Halogen Lightsp. 152
General Heatingp. 152
Invertersp. 155
Solar Panelsp. 158
Fuses and Breakersp. 159
Lightning Protectionp. 160
Chapter 11 Clean Electricity (How Safe is Our Electrical Environment?)p. 162
Chapter 12 Troubleshooting (Looking For Bugs)p. 171
Appendix A Solar Water Pumpingp. 189
Appendix B Glossaryp. 194
Appendix C Names and Numbersp. 203
Appendix D Wiring Chartsp. 204
Appendix E Worksheetp. 206
Appendix F Hours of Sunlightp. 208
Indexp. 210

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