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.... responsible for managing the system what he or she needs to do. leads are negative and black lamp leads are positive (read the label for details). ... If there is a charge indicator light it should come ON, and the battery voltage should jump between 0.3 and 0.4 volts (depending on the time of day). ... It is crucial to the success of the system that the users learn how to manage and maintain the system.

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


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