Best Electrical and Solar Power System Books 2023 for Beginners to Professionals

Electrical power is called the driving force of the modern world. In every sphere of life, you have to take the advantage of this system. The solar system is one of the renewable sources of electrical power. you may use this in your home as well as in your workplace. For this, you must know details about solar energy and electrical power system. These Best Electrical and Solar Power System Books in 2023 help you to know everything about solar and electrical power distribution and management.
Published at: 27/09/2021

It feels like everything that’s provided to the public now days is advertising from solar panel companies and their terrific deals. This book cuts through all the hype and provides concrete details on solar panel and how to implement a system yourself. It provides details to electrical safety and standards that most people may not be familiar with. Definitely recommended if you are up for this challenging do-it-yourself project.

Solar Power for Beginners: How to Design and Install the Best Solar Power System for Your Home (DIY Solar Power)
Author: Holmes, Paul
Published at: 29/04/2020
ISBN: B087SD521X

In detail you will discover:

  • The mechanics of solar systems and how to apply it to power your home
  • Beginner-friendly methods for calculating your energy needs
  • Step-by-step instructions on sizing your solar system
  • A buying guide to purchase your solar equipment (solar panels, inverters, racking)
  • Methods for optimal roof sizing and panel orientation
  • Ways to install the racking and connect the solar panels to your racking equipment
  • Detailed instructions on how to install a solar inverter and setting up electrical connections
  • Ways to prevent short circuits and fire hazards
  • Tips and tricks that will save you time and money

Off Grid Solar Power 2022-2023: Step-By-Step Guide to Make Your Own Solar Power System For RV's, Boats, Tiny Houses, Cars, Cabins and More With The ... Information (Self Sufficient Survival)
Author: Footprint Press, Small
Published at: 30/07/2021
ISBN: 1914207661

The topic of this book is potentially a complex affair but the author has come at it in an easy-to-read approach. Solar power generation is a rapidly evolving industry. This book appears to be currently up to date with the technology. Over time this will not be so, however, even if some aspects of the process of going off-grid described in this book become outdated, the book is written in a way that the reader can learn the fundamental concepts and processes and then simply catch up with whatever the latest developments in the area may be.

Solar Power for Beginners: 2 Books in 1 The Perfect Guide for Beginners to Easily and Efficiently Plan & Install Off-Grid Solar Power System Indoors or Outdoors to Achieve Home Energy Independence
Author: Thompson, Clark
Published at: 29/05/2021

“Solar power for” starts off with defining the title of book. In this section, author uses visual suggestions to make points, an effective tool. The two types of power from sun are listed and explained next. Book two has methods for correction of suggestions made in first book. A method author uses is to first fine topic then to give examples of at least two of examples. A useful tool to aid in understanding. Charts at close of book 2 are helpful visually for readers. For clear cut definitions with examples, reviewer gives “solar power”

This book is packed with information on how solar systems work, why they work, and what they're made up of. This book will be very useful for people looking to add solar to their existing electrical setup. Definitely worth looking at if you're interested in adding solar to your home in town to offset utility costs.

Off Grid Solar Power: How to Design and Install a Mobile Solar System for RVs, Vans, Boats and Tiny Homes (DIY Solar Power)
Author: Holmes, Paul
Published at: 30/01/2021

This book on mobile solar power is equally comprehensive. So if you are are curious about solar power or want the knowledge necessary to install your own mobile system, this is the perfect guide. It explains the principles in easy to follow language. It gives you everything you need to know to evaluate your power needs and the basics to decide if solar power is something for you to pursue. It is also a comprehensive guide for making installation decisions. If you are considering mobile solar power, read this first to make informed decisions. It will familiarize the reader with the nuts and bolts of solar technology and also the theory and application of this technology.

The book will be a good reference work for a novice or professional solar system installer. I was impressed that the authors included tools and parts (connectors, pliers, lugs etc.) of the installers trade with their proper names. This information is usually assumed to be known by a reader but left out of a book. From theory to useful information this is a well written and laid out book.

Solar Power for Beginners: A Complete Guide to Plan and Install the Most Efficient Solar Power System for Your Home, RV’s and Boats with Projects Easily Explained
Author: Bell, John
Published at: 14/10/2021

This book is your best guide to: 

  • How to choose solar panels
  • Materials and tools for building a solar power system
  • Building a solar power system step-by-step
  • Tips to ensure a successful installation
  • Typical solar panel repair problems and how to solve them

The Solar Electricity Handbook – 2021 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems.
Author: Boxwell, Mr Michael
Published at: 05/01/2021
ISBN: 1907670750

Solar Energy is a wonderful concept. Take free energy from the sun and use it to power electrical equipment. No ongoing electricity bills, no reliance on an electricity socket. ‘Free’ electricity that does not harm the planet. Generating electricity from sunlight alone is a powerful resource, with applications and benefits throughout the world.  This best-selling, internet linked book answers all these questions and shows you how to use the power of the sun to generate electricity yourself. Now in its fourteenth edition, this book assumes no previous knowledge. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks you need to consider.

As well as explaining the underlying principles, it provides a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully design and install a solar energy system from scratch. The website that accompanies this book includes online solar calculators and tools to simplify your solar installation, ensuring that building your system is as straightforward and successful as possible. Readers can also get in touch directly with the author to ask questions and get further support with their solar projects.

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems (Workbench Series)
Author: Tony Candela
Published at: 02/04/2009
ISBN: 1932494871

That amazing book helps you to understand the mysteries of automotive electrical and electronic systems. It contains below topics with some hand-on projects-

What You Will Learn

  • Basics of electrical principles, a brief discussion on voltage, current, resistance and Ohm's law

  • Details on electrical circuits which can help you to construct and repair any automotive electrical system

  • Description about designing and assembling multi-function circuit

  • Discussion about old model electronics accessories and convenience items to earlier-model cars

  • Explanation about installing aftermarket electronics, adding a new circuit, repairing existing circuits and troubleshooting

Also, you may learn how to modify muscle car electrical circuits for cooling fans and power windows. Finally, a complete guide for the automotive electrical system. 

Mobile Solar Power Made Easy!: Mobile 12 volt off grid solar system design and installation. RV's, Vans, Cars and Boats! Do-it-yourself step by step instructions
Author: William Prowse IV
Published at: 14/05/2017
ISBN: B0716WGW59

Mobile solar power system takes one more step forward in using solar energy in practical life. This book covers all the topics about this system.

What You Will Learn 

  • Add a solar system to your RV, Van, car or boat

  • Step-by-step instructions about installation 

  • Beginner and advanced methods for calculating solar systems include in it. 

  • Tips and tricks for saving you time and money

  • Description with pictures

Finally, this book shows you everything about the mobile solar system very easily and the topics which are necessary to know, from start to finish.

Solar Electricity Handbook - 2019 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy - designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems.
Author: Michael Boxwell
Published at: 02/01/2019
ISBN: 1907670718

Solar energy is free energy taking from the sun. Also, a renewable energy required no utility bill. This book shows you the pros and cons of the solar energy system.

What You Will Learn

  • Generating electricity from sunlight

  • Step by step process of installing a solar system in your factory or home

  • The total cost of installation

  • Advantages of solar energy

Also, this book includes some extra topics such as-

  • Solar calculators

  • Tools to simplify your solar installation

  • Question and answer about solar power 

The most amazing thing about this book is- from the book authority, you can get overall support for your solar system installation project.

Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power, 3rd Edition
Author: Michel Daniek
Published at: 01/08/2017
ISBN: 1856232425

Do you want to make an alternative power supply around the home and garden? you will need practical knowledge about solar power and 12-volt. This book shows you numerous idea about power system as given below-

The tricks which are given in the book not only save your money but also shows you how to run your lights, laptop, DVDs and even your tools using 12-volt solar power system. Moreover, it helps you to control your home's energy supply and develop a low-impact way of living.

What You Will Learn

  • How electricity work 

  • The main component of a solar system

  • Technical information about solar power

  • The basic approach to the installation of the solar power system.

Finally, this book gives you all about the solar power system for your home and workplace.

Mobile Solar Power Systems For Vans and RVs: Power Up To Go Off Grid
Author: Joe Kandell
Published at: 14/01/2018
ISBN: 1983880574

Solar panels, which i an effective source of renewable energy. Also, it's environment-friendly. You can power everything you want using this efficient source.

What You Will Learn

  • The differences between lead-acid vs lithium batteries.

  • Learning how electricity works in VANS and RVS.

  • Different types of charge controllers.

  • Details on how the solar system works in mobile device

  • How to install the solar panels system.

  • Ways to secure your solar panel from lightning.

Overall, the book shows you the secret of the powered vehicles to go off the grid with the mobile solar power system.

Install Your Own Solar Panels: Designing and Installing a Photovoltaic System to Power Your Home
Author: Joseph Burdick,Philip Schmidt
Published at: 27/06/2017
ISBN: 1612128254

For installing the solar system, you have to expend huge money for the sake of the labor and related cost. Here is the book contains a user-friendly manual which can save you thousands of dollars.

What You Will Learn 

  • Step by step process and their photos

  • How to determine the size of solar panels

  • Type of installation which you'll need

  • How to assemble rooftop racking

  • Set up electrical connections

  • Details on battery bank for off-grid systems

In a word, this book has all the things that you need for designing and installing a photo-volt system to power your home.

Power System Operation
Author: Robert Miller,James Malinowski
Published at: 22/01/1994
ISBN: 0070419779

The best-selling power system operation manual ever published. Many electrical power professionals have used this guide. It covers many fundamental things that you have to know in the power system. Also, many extra features are included in the new edition of this book.

What You Will Learn

  • VAR flows

  • Power system control

  • Tele-metering methods

  • Supervisory control

  • Data acquisition methods

  • Effects of resistance in a circuit

  • The impedance of parallel circuits

  • Power system communications

  • EHV operation

  • How to develop an operating system more economically

  • Energy counting in the interconnected system

  • System reliability factors

Every topic in this manual is written in a way that you can understand easily.

Electric Power Systems: A Conceptual Introduction
Author: Alexandra von Meier
Published at: 11/07/2006
ISBN: 0471178594

This amazing book begins with a full discussion on the physical concepts of electricity, circuits and complex power that serves as a foundation for more advanced materials. 

What You Will Learn 

  • Introduction of the main components of electric power including generators, motors, and others.

  • Transmission and distribution system

  • How the whole power system is managed and coordinated.

  • Analyze power mathematically

  • How to keep up stability and reliability in the power system.

  • The complete discussion on complex concepts such as reactive power balance, load flow.

Not only this, the book describes many additional features like-

  • A glossary of symbols, units, abbreviations, and acronyms

  • Illustrations that help readers visualize processes and better understand complex concepts

  • Detailed analysis of a case study, including a Web reference to the case.

With its clear discussion on electric grids, this book is very helpful for any professionals, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Electrical Power Systems Quality, Third Edition
Author: Roger Dugan,Mark McGranaghan,Surya Santoso,H. Wayne Beaty
Published at: 31/01/2012
ISBN: 0071761551

A complete, accessible, and up-to-date guide shows you how to identify and prevent the causes of power quality problems. the information provided in this book is easy to understand for utility engineers, industrial engineers, technicians and equipment designers. 

What You Will Learn

  • Standard definitions and details about power quality.

  • Protection against voltage sags and interruptions

  • Harmonic phenomena and dealing with harmonic distortion

  • Transient over-voltages

  • Long-duration voltage variations

  • International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards circuit diagram for power systems.

  • Details on the electrical power system and quality maintenance.

  • Common wiring and grounding problems with solutions

  • Power quality monitoring.

Power System Analysis and Design
Author: J. Duncan Glover,Thomas Overbye,Mulukutla S. Sarma
Published at: 07/01/2016
ISBN: 1305632133

Introduce the basic concepts of power systems, as well as the tools students, need to apply these skills to real-world situations with this book. This new edition highlights physical concepts while also giving the necessary attention to mathematical techniques. The authors develop both theory and modeling from simple beginnings so students are prepared to readily extend these principles to new and complex situations. Software tools including Power World Simulation, and the latest content throughout this edition aid students with design issues while reflecting the most recent trends in the field.

Solar Rooftop DIY: The Homeowner's Guide to Installing Your Own Photovoltaic Energy System (Countryman Know How)
Author: Mike Sullivan
Published at: 13/09/2016
ISBN: 1581573987

Solar energy is clean, efficient, sustainable and expensive. Many homeowners simply assume that the cost of solar panels is out of their reach, but in reality, the technology is quickly becoming attainable for the middle class. Rather than leasing panels from one of those home solar startups (and letting them reap the financial benefits), why not join the thousands who are doing it themselves?

In Solar Rooftop DIY, sustainable energy expert Mike Sullivan offers five design plans ranging from a few simple panels to a complex, roof-covering array―for building a rooftop PV energy system for any home. Each plan has clear and detailed step-by-step photographs showing the installation process. Many of them require no additional labor―just a few days' commitment for the average weekend warrior. With energy costs only set to increase in the future, now is the time to make the switch to solar and start selling power back to the grid. 50 color photographs

Off Grid Solar Power Simplified: The DIY Guide to Install a Mobile Solar Power System in Boats, RVs, Vans and Tiny Homes
Author: Smart, Will
Published at: 25/04/2020

This book was written to provide exact and reliable information to get you started on building your own fully functioning and energy-efficient solar-powered generating system. For most home users, the electricity grid is the most convenient source of electricity. It appears that a serious blackout or power outage is still in the distant future.

However, growing concern about fossil fuel depletion is prompting authorities around the world to use renewable energy sources. Since solar energy is the most commercialized among other renewable energies, it is necessary to know how you, as end-users in residential areas, can benefit from solar energy

Solar & 12 Volt Power for beginners: off grid power for everyone
Author: Eccleston, George
Published at: 14/08/2017
ISBN: 197443298X

This book is a straightforward guide for the complete beginner. Here you will learn:

  • Choose, size and connect up a Solar Panel and 12-volt batteries
  • Choose, wire up and use simple lighting for sheds, boats & vehicles
  • Run mains powered power tools from a 12-volt power source
  • Power and watch televisions anywhere and at any time
  • Power and charge laptops and other devices

This book was specifically written for the complete beginner and for those who have struggled to understand the workings of solar and 12-volt power in the past. Overly complicated technical terms have been replaced where possible with straightforward layman’s terms, allowing you to get a grasp of the core concepts of 12-volt and solar power, much more quickly than you would normally be able to. Allowing you to learn in one day what it would usually take most people weeks or months to pick up.

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