Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual


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The textbook that emerged from decades of Solar Energy International's (SEI) esteemed Photovoltaic Design & Installation workshops.

SKU: R2793

Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual

Solar Energy International, 336 pages

Producing electricity from the sun using photovoltaic (PV) systems has become a major industry worldwide. But designing, installing, and maintaining such systems requires knowledge and training, and there have been few easily accessible, comprehensive guides to the subject.

Now, with Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual, a world-class solar energy training and education provider - Solar Energy International (SEI) - has made available the critical information to successfully design, install, and maintain PV systems. This book contains an overview of photovoltaic electricity and a detailed description of PV system components, including PV modules, batteries, controllers, and inverters. It also includes chapters on sizing photovoltaic systems, analyzing sites, and installing PV systems, as well as detailed appendices on PV system maintenance, troubleshooting, and solar insolation data for over 300 sites around the world. Used worldwide as the textbook in SEI's PV Design & Installation workshops.

Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual guarantees that those wanting to learn the skills of tapping the sun's energy can do so with confidence. A great companion to our Solar Living Sourcebook!

Topics in Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual

  • The basics of solar electricity
  • PV applications and system components
  • Solar site analysis and mounting
  • Stand-alone and PV/generator hybrid system sizing
  • Utility-interactive PV systems
  • Component specification, system costs and economics
  • Case studies and safety issues

About Solar Energy International (SEI)

Solar Energy International (SEI) has the nonprofit mission to respond to the need for renewable energy education. Based in Carbondale, Colorado, and active around the world, SEI is a link between people and renewable energy resources, providing information, education, and training to people who want to shape a sustainable future. SEI is recognized by the National Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as dedicated independent provider of PV training programs that may be used toward attaining PV certification. Also, SEI is recognized as an Accredited Institution to offer PV training by the Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP).

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