Energy from the Sun is freely available to most of the humanity while it is getting costlier from the electricity grids. The book informs the readers about generation of electricity from the Sun makes a proposition of a DIY project. The book provides all the useful information about power from the Sun and by using the proposition, a reader may find freedom, ease and economy in use of electricity. More
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, About the Author