New Guide Book Sheds Light on Solar Energy Technologies

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Aluschka V. Heerden brings theory and practice closer together and elucidates common misconceptions regarding solar power

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Scientists and researchers are often quoted in considering solar power as the Holy Grail of Energy – clean, renewable and most of all, climate-friendly. As a fossil-fuel civilization, utilization of solar energy is a promising answer to the world’s dwindling energy resources. Author Aluschka van Heerden recognizes this potential and writes a comprehensive guide as to how this type of power works in Solar.

Solar is the first in a series of volumes that discusses solar energy technologies and its irreplaceable contribution to the society. As an easy to follow study guide, it includes discussions, examples and explanations concerning solar technologies. Specifically, the book tackles topics dealing with how solar panels work and how to create design systems based on individual requirements. Several chapters also provide instructions on how to establish the correct size charge controller, how battery designs can be created based on the requirements asked for, how to determine the size of the inverters needed, and how it simply works. One of the chapters extensively covers battery chargers and related information. Readers will also come across realistic energy saving tips and information on freezers, solar geysers, solar refrigeration and solar pumps. Climate change and its impact to the environment are also included in the later chapters of the book.

The whole book is presented in an easy-to-follow sequence with applied everyday examples to improve understanding of the subject. With Solar, Heerden brings theory and practice closer together, elucidating common misconceptions regarding solar energy technologies.

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About the Author
Aluschka van Heerden is the owner of Solar Man in South Africa. She grew up in Witbank, South Africa and later moved to a farm outside town. After school, she went to study Reflexology – a wonderful field of knowledge. Then she went to the University of Pretoria, also in South Africa, where she studied B-Sportscience option Golf. In 2005, she began Solar Man, a wonderful company which she devotes most of her time to. Currently, she is busy with her Honours degree in Bachelor of the Arts Human Sciences Recreational Management specialising in Corporate Wellness. Next year, she plans to go further with honours degree and also Electrical Engineering.

Solar * by Aluschka V. Heerden
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Publication Date: November 9, 2011
Picture Book; £24.99; 88 pages; 978-1-4653-5433-4
Picture Book Hardcover; £34.99; 88 pages; 978-1-4653-5434-1

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