Solar Electric Systems for Africa

Solar Electric Systems for Africa

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This book is about making solar electricity available to people in rural Africa. It describes how, with guidance from an electrician, anyone can adapt a solar electric system to their own needs. Thirteen chapters cover the following essential solar electric topics: estimating local solar resource; solar electric, battery, and charge controller choice and technology; choosing lamps, appliances and small tools; low voltage wiring principles and practice; planning, installing and maintaining a system. The revised edition has added a new chapter with information and resources about the solar electric industry in East and Southern Africa. The book also includes planning worksheets, wiring guides, meteorological information and well-illustrated examples.A Guide for Planning and Installing Solar Electric Systems in Rural Africa Mark Hankins Timothy Simalenga. Solar Electric ... in 12 volt systems. Figure 10.7 shows two 10 Wp amorphous modules wired in parallel to charge a 12 volt battery.

Title:Solar Electric Systems for Africa
Author:Mark Hankins
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat - 1995


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