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Books for off grid calculations

Post by rfonda » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:04 pm

Howdy, I'm curious if anyone has some recommendations for a good book with calculations for any of the numerous calculations we use for system design and analysis. I know a number of them, but then again, there is always more!

Please, I'm not interested in Solar for Dummies style books.

Much appreciated.

Robert
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Re: Books for off grid calculations

Post by MyEnergyWarehouse » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:03 am

I was hoping someone has an answer to this question. I do not know of a book. I use several good websites along with what I know. OutBack has a good string sizing tool. I was able to pick up a very good and simple excel sheet that I use for off grid calculations. If it is not against forum rules, you are welcome to PM me for a copy.

I use several other websites for weather, temperatures, sun hours a day, wire sizing etc. Again, I know this is not a book, just tools that I use effectively.

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Re: Books for off grid calculations

Post by rfonda » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:42 am

Thanks. I can't see why it would hurt.
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Re: Books for off grid calculations

Post by Vic » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:28 am

Hi rfonda,

Know of no comprehensive books, but one of the very useful resources for my needs are several of the US Government sites that calculate PV production numbers -- PVWatts, and PVWatts 2:

http://www.nrel.gov/rredc/pvwatts/

http://www.nrel.gov/rredc/pvwatts/grid.html

The nrel.gov site may have other useful info for you as well ... Cannot view your profile to confirm that you are at least in NA, but the two links are most useful for US/NA users.

The Wind-Sun Forum has a lot of useful posts, and is very active:
http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/forum.php

FWIW, Good Luck, Vic
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Re: Books for off grid calculations

Post by rfonda » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:00 am

Thanks folks!!!!
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