The Sun as an unlimited source of energy for the whole solar system provides a good, robust, economical, inexhaustible, natural and universally available option for the humanity on planet Earth.
It is also possible for a user to generate solar energy in excess of his/her own use and feed the surplus energy to electricity grid and earn revenue. Such a system is called ON-GRID system. Such a system draws energy from the grid when the load is in excess of the in-house generation. But this is not permissible in all countries and the system requires a large investment and licensing from electricity administration of the area. Therefore, we limit our present work to an off-grid system, through which a user may generate electricity to feed own loads partially or fully.
The present work is aimed at conceptualization and design of a simplified Sun-tracking Solar Electricity Generation System with discussion of various other possible options.
The Contents of the book are -
Preface - Electricity from the Sun,
Power from the Sun,
Basic Solar Power System,
Expectations from an Installation,
Computations of Requirements,
Solar Panel Installation Parameters,
A Simple Proposition for Solar Panel Installation,
Construction of the System,
Installation of the System,
Commissioning of the System,
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