This book brings together the essential elements needed to gain an understand of the basic principles of, Energy, Energy Auditing, Solar Energy, Wind Energy
and Micro Hydro , energy systems This resource includes; an understanding of basic electrical systems both AC and DC, safety issues including current regulations
regarding design and installation rules, circuit protection and component sizing.
In addition the text includes a; a STEP by STEP guide to effectively designing
Standalone Energy Systems,
Grid Connected Energy Systems
Mini Grid Systems
and Hybrid Energy Systems.
Essential elements included cable sizing, de-rating factors, locating solar arrays, wind turbine and micro hydro systems, maximum power point tracking,
battery bank sizing and rules of design and a guide to maintaining system performance.
As part of the holistic approach to sustainability the text looks at the basic concepts of energy efficient building design and environmental consideration.
The book also includes a glance at the Building Code of Australia, the introduction of energy rating schemes, and much, much more.