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Photovoltaic Systems, 2nd Edition


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ISBN13: 9780826913081
ISBN10: 0826913083
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Dunlop is involved in developing and disseminating criteria for certifying electricians in photovoltaic systems. This textbook covers designing, installing, and evaluating residential and commercial systems, including the principles of photovoltaics, and how to incorporate photovoltaic systems into stand-alone or interconnected electrical systems. Among the topics are solar radiation, system components and configurations, batteries, inverters, system sizing, mechanical and electrical integration, utility interconnection, and economic analysis. Readers are assumed to be electricians, or at least to know how to work with electricity generally. Review questions are provided, with answers. The disk contains quizzes, glossary, charts, and other tools. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Photovoltaics, along with other renewable-energy technologies, is a rapidly growing sector of the energy market. Photovoltaic Systems is a comprehensive guide to the design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. The textbook covers the principles of photovoltaics and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand-alone or interconnected electrical systems. The content includes system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, component operation, system design and sizing, and installation requirements and recommended practices. Common scenarios and procedures are discussed throughout. Specified electrical requirements are in accordance with the National Electrical Code®. The Photovoltaic Systems CD-ROM included at the back of the book features interactive resources for independent study and to enhance learning, including Quick Quizzes®, an Illustrated Glossary, Media Clips, several solar resources, and Reference Material. The Quick Quizzes® provide an interactive review of key topics covered in each chapter. The Illustrated Glossary is a helpful reference to textbook definitions, with select terms linked to illustrations and media clips that augment the definition provided.

The solar resources are electronic resources for evaluating potential installation sites and for sizing PV systems, and include the following:

- Solar Radiation Data Sets, which include the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s complete solar radiation data for 239 sites around the United States in easily printable PDF format.
- Sun Path Charts, which are printable PDF charts of solar positions for selected latitudes. The related sun path chart spreadsheet can calculate additional charts as needed.
- Forms and Worksheets, including a sample site survey form and a set of sizing worksheets, all in PDF format. The sizing worksheets are also included in a spreadsheet file that automatically performs sizing calculations.
- Solar Time Calculator, which facilitates the conversion between standard time and solar time that is required for some solar analyses.

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CBCteacher, May 9, 2011 (view all comments by CBCteacher)
Photovoltaic Systems (2nd Ed) is an excellent text. We use it as part of our hybrid online/onground vocational solar training program and have received a lot of positive feedback from our students. The CD is a big plus and helps convey a lot of technical information quickly and in a very user-friendly manner.
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ddieguez, August 24, 2010 (view all comments by ddieguez)
Great if I was looking for solar system, but Dummmy Me I was looking for a photo book to use with my Cannon cammera. HAHAHAHA
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Dunlop, James P.
American Technical Publishers
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Orland Park, Ill.
Electricity-General Electricity
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