Do-it-Yourself Solar and Wind Energy System: DIY Off-grid and On-grid Solar Panel and Wind Turbine System

Do-it-Yourself Solar and Wind Energy System: DIY Off-grid and On-grid Solar Panel and Wind Turbine System

by Eric Layton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508454311
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2015
Pages: 76
Sales rank: 357,484
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Eric A. Layton received a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Florida with an extensive understanding of solar power, bioenergy, and sustainable solutions. Mr. Layton has specific skill sets in designing solar systems, design and engineering of biofuel systems, and nuclear reactor training from the University of Florida. Mr. Layton has a proven ability to use applied research, especially when he designed and built the largest educational solar powered biodiesel facility in the United States in Gainesville, Florida. He was also the lead researcher into using solar power to grow algae in order to produce biodiesel. Mr. Layton grew several algal strains for future algae biodiesel research including construction of a 100% solar powered photobioreactor system while at University of Florida.

His current endeavors involve consulting for solar electric as well as solar hot water systems across the United States. Mr. Layton is actively involved with the design, engineering, installation, and monitoring of many solar systems in the United States.

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Do-it-Yourself Solar and Wind Energy System: DIY Off-grid and On-grid Solar Panel and Wind Turbine System 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent introduction to solar energy. Creating a solar and wind energy system is complicated but the author makes it seem simple. The book covers what's good and bad for the DIY crowd but as the author cautions, this type of system is not for everyone. It can require expertise you may or may not have. It's written for a beginner but takes you through to expert level. I was already familiar with some of the concepts and this book surpassed and confirmed what I already knew. The chapter on calculating your return on investment and how long that will actually take was quite detailed. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for the details, equipment and know how to install your own system. Overal,l I felt like this book was well-written and constructed in an easy to use format. The photos are clear and captioned and not confusing at all. In a way, it's a lot more than just a book because of the accompanying you tube videos.
CourtneyLundquist More than 1 year ago
I'm almost certain Eric Layton is borderline genius. I have been interested in a solar system for quite a while now, but the engineering and construction aspects can be quite intimidating. Back to my point about Layton being a genius, he's been able to easily break the steps down into an easy-to-follow guide and shares his personal experience with building his own solar and wind energy system. While not everyone will be able to do this themselves, it's a great eyeopener and a lot of great, useful information as well.