Solar II: How to Design, Build and Set Up Photovoltaic Components and Solar Electric Systems

Now that you’ve built your solar panels, how do you set up a photovoltaic system and plug in? In solar II, Phillip Hurley, author of Build Your Own solar Panel, will show you how to:
Calculate daily electrical usage and needs
Plan and size your solar electric system
Build racks and charge controllers
Mount and orient PV panels
Wire solar panel arrays
Make a ventilated battery box
Wire battery arrays for solar panels
Install an inverter
Maintain solar batteries for optimum life and performance
Make your own combiner box, bus bars, and DC and AC service boxes
Solar II includes easy-to-follow directions with over 150 black & white photos, illustrations and schematics.

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle (TAB Green Guru Guides)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Electric Bicycle From the Ground Up

Filled with do-it-yourself project, this hands-on manual gives you all the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to assemble and customize an electric bike.

Build Your Own Electric Bicycle gets you on the road on a reliable, economical, environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of every component, including motors, controllers, batteries, and frames, as well as details on soldering, electrical wiring, safety, and other essential skills. The book covers commercially available electric bicycles and shows you how to make modifications and upgrades for improved power, speed, range, and safety. Pictures, diagrams, and charts illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you’ll be riding your own tricked-out electric bike in no time!


  • Energy savings and environmental benefits
  • Electrical, battery, and road safety
  • Long-range, folding, and high-power bikes
  • Hub motor kits
  • Motors, controllers, and batteries
  • Electrical connections and wiring
  • Brakes
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair
  • Performance and safety modifications

Build Your First Solar Electric System: Putting Basic Components Together to Power Electrical Devices

A step-by-step guide to building a simple solar electricity system to light part of your home or outbuilding, and power your computer and a dozen other electrical devices. This is a practical system to use in a cabin, campsite, or in your home during power outages, but can be (and is) used for certain everyday uses.

This book explains the basics of converting sunlight into electricity and takes you step-by-step in setting up your first working solar power system inexpensively. You’ll understand how to add components to your bare bones system, allowing you to make your system more powerful one step at a time.

Photos show you exactly what the components look like and easy-to-understand diagrams show how to put this system together and upgrade it to power even more electrical devices.

The author has helped to build this exact system, tested it, and used it exactly as described. Fifteen chapters explain how the system works and how to assemble your first system for less than $300. With scrounged parts, this working system costs almost nothing.

Learn How to Build Your Own Green Energy Solar Power Panels Cells DIY Course Kit

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The Battery Builders Guide: How to Build, Rebuild and Recondition Lead-Acid Batteries

The Battery Builder’s Guide is a practical hands-on text that will show you how to make your own rechargeable flooded lead acid batteries. Learn how to recycle parts and materials, how to fabricate battery components and where to purchase the parts, materials and tools you need to build or rebuild batteries. The text covers construction of batteries with Plante (pure lead) and Faure (pasted lead) plates.
Topics include:
Recycling old lead acid batteries
Molding battery parts
Design formulas and tables
Lead burning
Techniques and tools for battery building
Building plate burning racks
Pasting and forming plates
Types of batteries such as SLA and deep cycle, and their characteristics and uses
And more… all illustrated with extensive step-by-step photos
Flooded lead acid batteries are used for stationary applications such as solar and wind powered electrical systems, and for mobile applications. If you need custom batteries of a specific size or output, wish to experiment with building batteries, or want to lower your costs by using recycled components and materials, The Battery Builder’s Guide has the information you need. The Battery Builder’s Guide includes over 400 black and white photos and illustrations.


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How to Build Off Grid Solar Powered System Emergy Backup Power System DIY Kit

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Build Your Own Solar Panel: Generate Electricity from the Sun.

Whether you’re trying to get off the grid, or you just like to experiment, Build Your Own solar Panel has all the information you need to build your own photovoltaic panel to generate electricity from the sun. Now available for the first time in print, this revised and expanded edition has easy-to-follow directions, and over 150 detailed photos and illustrations. Lists of materials, tools, and suppliers of PV cells are included. Every-day tools are all that you need to complete these projects. Build Your Own solar Panel will show you how to: Design and build PV panels, Customize panel output, Make tab and bus ribbon, Solder cell connections, Wire a photovoltaic panel, Purchase solar cells, Test and rate PV cells, Repair damaged solar cells, Work with broken cells, Encapsulate solar cells.

How to Build Solar Hydrogen Generator (How to Kill your Debt with Free Renewable Energy, Fuels & Self-Sustainability)

The problem with converting water into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis is that often you almost put in as much electricity, fuel or energy into splitting the molecules as the stored energy you get back. By letting a solar panel do the work for you, not only will you never pay for fuel again, but you’re running your car by the Sun and Water!

40-4×6 solar cells .5v 5.32a each 2.66w build a 100w 12v battery charger SUPER

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