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ISBN13: 9780826912879
ISBN10: 0826912877
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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 2005 edition of 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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danatpowells1, February 5, 2010 (view all comments by danatpowells1)
This is an excellent text with significant depth of topics. I understand a new addition is about to be released and I am excited to see it.
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csoto, November 25, 2008 (view all comments by csoto)
it looks like Mr. Dunlop has a lot of experience I like this book a lot.It makes me feel like i am installing my own PV system :) Thanks.
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pslowenthal, June 2, 2008 (view all comments by pslowenthal)
Photovoltaic Systems is the most comprehensive text available on solar electrical systems. Mr. Dunlop has the experience in the subject matter and in making it clear and easy to understand. This book makes solar systems easy to understand and straight forward. The applications and installations of systems, not just solar modules are discussed, not just the engine, but the whole car. I expect this will become a text book for most solar training classes and thats exactly what we need at this time in the industry's growth. It will take thousands of people to begin to shift our energy supply systems to more distributed generationg and this text will help us to educate and stimulate more people to act.
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ISBN:
9780826912879
Publisher:
American Technical Publishers, Inc.
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
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Science and Mathematics » Energy » Renewable Energies
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Energy

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