Second Edition now available!

Second Edition now available!

Off Grid Solar, Second Edition

A Handbook for Photovoltaics with Lead-Acid or Lithium-Ion Batteries

Off Grid Solar is a pocket guide and quick reference for anyone looking to build an electrical energy system using free sunshine available to us all.

Are you a self-reliant builder who is ready to become energy independent? Are you an inquisitive builder who wants to know how solar energy can power your life indefinitely?

Written with a DIY mindset, this book establishes a familiarity with off grid equipment. With all the steps to build an Off Grid energy system, this book will help the reader make better decisions, so they can understand their technology needs rather than trust other’s recommendations. 

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The first and only book to focus on:

  1. Off Grid solar only, eliminating the confusion of grid-tied systems

  2. Future technologies, such as Lithium-Ion batteries, Battery Management Systems, Microgrids, and Off Grid Battery Inverters

  3. Global audience, using internationally recognized codes and standards

What has changed between the first and second edition?

I've added about 25 more pages to the original book. I've updating figures and made the book more useful for learning about solar, lead acid and lithium batteries. Some of those changes are:

  • Expanded on Batteries

    • Pricing comparisons

    • New Battery Chemistries

    • Problems with Cobalt supply chain

    • Improved BMS details

    • Second life and Repurposing used cells

  • New Microgrid section

  • Expanded on Inverters

  • Expanded on Generators

  • Improved Structural Design, Building/Electrical Code Compliance

  • Fixed typo errors (sorry about that!)

    • Temp coefficient calculation for open circuit voltage

    • Battery voltage expectations for sealed vs. flooded


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