Grid-Connected & Standalone Solar Systems Design – Phineas S. Malujwa

As promissed, the new technical publication is now available, Grid-Connected & Standalone Solar Systems Design written be Phineas S. Malunjwa MSc, born in Nyamandlovu District, near Bulawayo city, Zimbabwe, he obtained his Masters of Science degree (Electrical Eng.) in 1985.

He worked for 9 years as a senior electrical building services engineer in the Public Works Department (Zimbabwe) and was involved in the design and inspection of solar energy projects. In addition he organized and chaired meetings, on solar energy projects, with engineers from the Public Works Department (Zimbabwe) and the Department of Energy (Zimbabwe).
From 12th to 16th February 1996, Phienas participated in a UNESCO sponsored sub-regional workshop entitled “Renewable Energy Sources”, held at SIRDC (Scientific & Industrial Research & Development Centre), Harare, Zimbabwe.

Book Synopsis:

The production of solar electricity is not as straight forward as that of conventional 9781912505319Electricity. This fact is explained by Chapter 2 (2. The Sun’s Energy), in order to adequately equip the designer with the knowledge of how to make use of the available Sunlight. Solar Cell Technology and Solar Cell efficiency, for both crystalline silicon and thin film cells, are discussed and explained, with the aim of enabling the designer/installer to make a better judgement/understanding when selecting type of module to use.

A proper selection of P.V. components is very essential for the P.V. system to function properly and to produce the expected power output. Components for both grid-connected and standalone P.V. systems, are adequately discussed and explained to enable the designer/installer to make an informed decision in the selection of components for the P.V. System.

Possible power losses from the P.V. system have been pointed out and how these power losses can be mitigated, have been discussed and explained. Therefore, the designer will be able to evaluate the actual power output from the P.V. System. Examples are given, e.g. 3.2 Example 3, showing how to determine energy available to the consumer, and 3.3 Example 4, showing how to determine size of P.V. array (KW). Other examples worked out, for both grid-connected and Standalone P.V. Systems, show adequate detail to the designer/Installer, on how to achieve a properly designed and installed P.V. system.

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New book soon to be released – Grid-connected & Standalone Solar System Design by Phineas Malunjwa

Born on 29th of March 1943, in Nyamandlovu District, near Bulawayo city, Zimbabwe, Phineas S. Malunjwa obtained his Masters of Science degree (Electrical Eng.) in 1985.
He worked for 9 years as a senior electrical building services engineer in the Public Works Department (Zimbabwe) and was involved in the design and inspection of solar energy projects. In addition he organized and chaired meetings, on solar energy projects, with engineers from the Public Works Department (Zimbabwe) and the Department of Energy (Zimbabwe).

From 12th to 16th February 1996, Phineas participated in a UNESCO sponsored sub-regional workshop entitled “Renewable Energy Sources”, held at SIRDC (Scientific & Industrial Research & Development Centre), Harare, Zimbabwe.

His interest in solar energy (as renewable energy) led him to write this book aimed at designers and installers to assist them in making the most informed decisions when designing and installing P.V. (photo voltaic) systems.

Out at the end of September 2018.

Professional Author Earnings Sliding

In June Publishers Weekly published an article on professional authors and how earnings had been dropping by 47% since 2005 and by 15% since 2013.

They reported that in 2005, 40% of professional writers earned their income solely from writing but that the figure had fallen to 13.7% by the end of last year.

The fall in writer incomes comes against the backdrop of the expansion of the U.K.’s creative industries, now valued at £92 billion and growing at twice the rate of the rest of the U.K. economy.

At the Society of Authors, chief executive Nicola Solomon said: “This decline is extremely disturbing.” She went on to say that “if authors can no longer afford to make a living from their work, the supply of new and innovative writing will simply dry up.”

This may well assist the self-published author or “part-time” author in getting there names out there.

You can read the full article here.

The Smell Of Apricots and other stories – Dominic O’Sullivan

Introduction The Smell Of Apricots a collection of short stories, the new title from seasoned author Dominic O’Sullivan. In 2009 Dominic published his first collection of short stories ‘Swifts’ of which the title story was performed as a play in the Chocolate Factory, North London. A number of the short stories, New Wave, Birdsong, A Dash of Soda, Undercover, The Open Window, Portal and Dreams, have been performed at the ADC and Boathouse Theatre, Cambridge as part of their annual season of monologues, duologues and short plays.

Synopsis:

How about a trip to confession?9781912505081

What’s happening in both sides of Germany?

A trip to the coast could perhaps change your life. And why have bird impressions suddenly become popular?

All is revealed in this varied collection of short stories. In this collection ‘Elemental’ was performed at The Black Hostelry in Ely in May 2018.

Available now.

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Are Traditional Publishers Pushing Authors to Self-Publish?

The Independent published a story back at the beginning of December which muted the notion that the attitudes of the traditional publishers may be causing #Authors not to approach them but to seek opportunities in the #self-publishing marketplace.

It suggested that responses of rejection being sent to eager Authors where rude and sometimes even arrogant and causing a possible shift towards #self-publishing – good news for us if this is the case.

I think that anyone sending their work to a traditional publisher does so with a certain expectation of rejection but hoping that someone would pick it up and think it was the next JK Rowling.

Read the full article from Sam Masters on the Independent here.

Apples New iOS 12 has a new Books App

With the forthcoming release of its new operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 12, Apple is signaling a new emphasis on digital book and audiobook sales. iOS 12 is set to hit the US in the Autumn with the new Book Store available in 51 countries, and free books available in 155 countries. This will replace Apple’s old iBooks app with a new Apple Books app.

According to Apple the new e-book app will offer an enhanced reading experience and will make book discovery easier.

A new set of tabs at the top of the app will create what the company is touting as a “virtual nightstand,” and highlights the current book you are reading, as well as those books you want to read. The Books app will have the following tabs:

  • Reading Now displays all of the books you are currently reading or listening to. A new “Want to Read” section allows you to keep a wishlist of books you are interested in. “Complete the Series” or “You Might Like” present books based on those you have recently finished.
  • Library displays your full collection of books with large cover art, including the books downloaded to your device. There is also a “Finished” timeline of books you have read in the past with the dates you finished them.
  • Book Store allows you to browse all titles available on Apple Books, with categories such as Top Charts, Staff Picks, Editorial Collections, and Special Offers & Free. You will receive personalized recommendations based on your purchases in “For You.”
  • Audiobooks allows you to browse all audiobook titles available on Apple Books.
  • Search

“Apple Books will inspire a love of reading—it puts a world of books and audiobooks right at your fingertips, whether you want to dive into your favorite story for a couple of minutes or a few hours,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior Vice President of Internet software and services. “This is our biggest books redesign ever, and we hope this beautiful app inspires both customers and authors alike.”

Some distinct features of the new books app include the ability to swipe between titles while browsing in the store, and a timeline that tracks your reading. The latter displays the books you have read, and when you finished them.

We shall wait to see how Samsung and Android respond.

New book coming soon – The Smell of Apricots by Dominic O’Sullivan

Another gem from short story writer Dominic O’Sullivan, this will be his 5th book published through ShieldCrest Publishing, one of which was a poetry book.

It follows in the footsteps of Icarus In Reverse, Undercover & Other Stories, Staircase To Heaven, and his book of poems, Shippea Hill.

Several stories from Dominic’s work have been performed on stage at the ADC Theatre Cambridge and Chocolate Factory in North London.

This new book The Smell Of Apricots is due for release in the next couple of weeks.