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Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual

by Solar Energy International (Author)

Product Description

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. The 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, topics covered include:

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
Photovoltaics guarantees that those wanting to learn the skills of tapping the
sun's energy can do so with confidence.
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).

About the Author
Solar Energy International (SEI), from Carbondale, CO, is a non-profit that
trains adults and youth in renewable energy and environmental building
technologies. Since 1991, SEI has taught thousands of individuals from 12 US
states and around the world, pioneering a hands-on approach acknowledged as the
benchmark for renewable energy education and training. SEI staff are avid solar
enthusiasts with decades of experience in passive solar design & construction,
solar hot water, wind and micro-hydro power, solar cooking, and natural house building.

Product Details

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (September 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865715203



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