About Digital Books
About our Books
All books featured on Solar Books are self-published, regularly reviewed and kept fully up to date. They are totally free of advertising, easy to read and highly respected in the RV industry for their clear explanations of sometimes complex subjects. The free articles and sample chapter downloads on Solar Books give an indication of their quality.
Buying a Print Book
SolarBooks features eBooks in PDF format only. These PDF files available to download and can be read on any compatible device. We do not publish our books in a Kindle-compatible format because those formats do not provide sufficient clarity to make use of the various charts and graphs that appear in our books. If supported by your ebook reader you can take advantage of the useful search and website link functions available in PDF files.
If you wish to purchase the print version of any of our Solar Books featured books, these can be ordered online from booktopia.com.au. They are also available at most major bookshops in Australia.
Print versions. All our Solar Books are available to order online from booktopia.com.au. They are also available at most major bookshops.
Tips for Downloading and Reading PDF eBooks
If you are planning to read one of our eBooks on a laptop or desktop computer, please ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed. Click on the icon below to download and install Adobe Reader:
Once you have purchased an eBook you will be presented with a download page. Any book you’ve purchased can be downloaded from the page. File sizes vary but may take a while to download. You can return to the download page at any time to re-download your book(s).
Please also note the following:
Smartphones. We do not recommend downloading our eBooks to a small smartphone – the text and images will be too small. An iPad or tablet is the smallest screen size we recommend.
Copyright protection. To protect our copyright, our eBooks are password protected – they cannot be edited or printed. Every page of all our eBooks has the purchaser’s details stamped at the bottom.
iPads. If downloading to an iPad, downloaded files must be saved in an app for future use. We suggest you open the PDF in iBooks in order to re-open the file at a later date. If you have a laptop or desktop PC, you may prefer to download the eBook to that and transfer the PDF to an iPad by syncing.
Browsers and operating systems. Please make sure you have the latest version of your browser and operating system installed on your device.
Please note that some eBook readers cannot use the full functionality of PDF files – if in doubt check with the manufacturer of your device.
If you click or tap on any word or term that is a hyperlink and you have internet access, that link will take you directly to the relevant website.
If you open one of our eBooks in Adobe Acrobat Reader, any word or combination of words can be found almost instantly. To display the search function, click or tap on the Search icon (it is the one that looks like a magnifying glass) at the top of the Adobe Reader page – or just use ‘Ctrl+F’. Then select the drop down item ‘Open Full Acrobat Search’.
Basic Search. This is worth trying but comes up with every instance of that word or phrase that you entered
Advanced Search. Click or tap ‘Show More Options’ – near the bottom of the search window pane. Select: ‘Match any of the words for results containing’ (say) ‘typical solar module input’. Search results will bring up only that combination of words.
If after purchase you lose your download link email or if you have any questions in relation to your order, please contact us using the contact form quoting your order number.