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.Charge Controller and Load Management Every system, at the very least, should contain a properly installed junction ... Ten amp fuses are sufficient for systems below 50 Wp, while 20 amp fuses (or larger) are necessary for larger ... MCBa#39;s are small switches that automatically break the circuit when there is a short circuit .

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


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