Solar Books

Why the world needs Solar Books


Our solar books reveal what installers do not.

Swimming pool pumps typically account for half your electricity bill – often thousands of dollar a year.  Solar Success shows how to do that from solar for a fraction of that previous yearly cost.

Ensuring your fridge is correctly installed (few are) slashes energy draw. Here too, Solar Success explains all.

Using reverse-cycle air conditioning for space heating likewise slashes energy draw. It uses less than half the energy of direct gas or electric heating.

Reducing energy draw is vital with stand-alone solar systems.

Reducing energy draw minimizes battery capacity – currently by far the major cost of all such systems. Solar Success (and our other books) shows how you can save hundreds of times their $29.95 price.

If they do not we will refund their cost – at any time!

The Solar Books Collection

For the next billion plus years our Sun will produce over 7000 times the energy we use right now. Because it is clean, free and reliable, it makes every sense to use it. These three solar books explain how.

Solar Success

Solar Success explains every detail of what you can run from solar, the energy needed/available to do so and how to design and install it – in depth. 

Solar That Really Works!

Solar That Really Works covers the purchase, design and installation of solar energy in boats, cabins, and all form of RVs.

Caravan and Motorhome Electrics

Caravan & Motorhome Electrics covers every aspect of designing, installing and fault finding of the electrics in fifth wheel and conventional caravans and camper trailers.

All of Collyn Rivers’ books are available as eBooks.  They are formatted for tablets and are intended to be used as reference books.  Only the digital books can be purchased on this site.

Collyn’s printed books can be purchased through any bookshop in Australia and New Zealand. Many have them in stock. All can be ordered from


The sun–that power plant in the sky–bathes Earth in ample energy to fulfill all the world’s power needs many times over. It doesn’t give off carbon dioxide emissions. It won’t run out. And it’s free.

– Paul Alivisatos.  Scientific American.

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