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Solar and wind charging systems book?

Hi,

I am looking for a good book to study a bit about solar and wind generators for a sailboat.

My intentions are to buy a used cruising sailboat and fit it out with solar panels and if necesary also a wind generator to power the few electrical systems on board. Not having to rely on the engine or a generator.

Can anyone suggest a good, easy to read and understand book about designing and rigging a solar panel system for a boat?

thanks.
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I doubt one has been written. You would do better to find reports on each of the categories of equipment and then try to write your own book. When you get the first draft done, you should be ready to advance your task.
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This will give you some basics and is worthwhile for its total content. There is not much published as things are constantly changing. Much better info right here in our archives!
Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook: DC Wiring, AC Wiring, Solar, Wind, DIY Projects
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