If you want to introduce alternative power supplies around the home and garden or even live totally off-grid in your boat, caravan or yurt and need a practical introduction to solar power and 12 volt supplies, here is an essential
guide to the subject.
Not only will it save you money, it will show you how to run your lights, laptop, DVDs and music, and even your tools and household products, from a simple 12 volt system. Be in control of more of your home’s own energy supply, develop a low impact way of living and be prepared for power cuts and for power down situations in the future!
Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power
begins with a lesson in how electricity works and the main components of a DIY solar system. The author uses clear diagrams and terms. There is, of course, more technical information as the book progresses, but don’t worry, this no-nonsense guide provides a useful, back-to-basics approach for the layperson.
This is a reference book that will help you trouble-shoot and get the best value for money from what you can find hidden in the back of the garage. Quirky and humorous, it also shows you how to make a sun following system using just a bicycle wheel, a pallet and the motor from a CD player!
"Michel goes that extra mile, but he has the great gift of making it lively and fun. Both the man and this book are a real inspiration." Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons.
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3rd edition published 2016 (first published 2007)
Size: 150 mm x 210 mm
Format: Paperback, 160pp. 158 line drawings and 38 diagrams
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1st edition available in iBook and Kindle formats