This down-to-earth book shows how to make solar work reliably, consistently and economically. It explains what can realistically be run from solar: and what cannot. It covers the energy typically used (and saveable) for every aspect of a home or property (of any size). It shows how to assess the available sun year around (anywhere) and how to assess the size system you need. It covers design and installation in depth.
Now located in Church Point, NSW, the author was originally trained as a ground radar engineer the(UK) Royal Air Force. He then worked briefly at de Havilland (UK) on guided missile development, then as a Research Engineer at Vauxhall Bedford’s Research Chaul End Laboratory (UK). Associated with that he drove a big Bedford mobile testing vehicle twice across the full length and breadth of Africa – including two full Sahara crossings.
Collyn Rivers migrated to Australia in 1964 initially designing engineering testing equipment. In 1970, he changed careers to found Electronics Today International magazine. In over 10 years he established separate editions in the UK, Canada, Holland, Germany, Indonesia and India. By 1976 it was the world’s largest. He then ran that, plus all of the-then ACP’s technical books and magazine worldwide. He set up his own technical publishing company in 1982 – and was also technical editor of The Bulletin until 1990. He then wrote the Federal Govt’s Guide to Information Technology plus writing and publishing five (still current) books in the RV and solar area. He also edited the Caravan Buyers Guide. His (Finnish) wife – Maarit Rivers is a child psyschologist.
Solar Success is unique in its field.
Solar Success is technically first-class yet written in plain English.
Solar Success is produced in small print runs and updated between each.