Photovoltaic Design & Installation for Dummies

Mayfield, Ryan (Book - 2010)
Photovoltaic Design & Installation for Dummies
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The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation is on the rise. Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies gives you a comprehensive overview of the history, physics, design, installation, and operation of home-scale solar-panel systems. You'll also get an introduction to the foundational mathematic and electrical concepts you need to understand and work with photovoltaic systems. Covers all aspects of home-scale solar-power systems Viable resource for professionals, students, and technical laymen Can be used to study for the NABCEP exam Whether you're a building professional looking to expand your business and skills to meet the growing demand for solar power installation or are seeking a career in this rapidly expanding field, Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies has you covered!
Authors: Mayfield, Ryan
Title: Photovoltaic design & installation for dummies
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010
Notes: Includes index
Contents: The photovoltaic revolution
Checking out common components and systems
Powering through electricity basics
Warming up to solar resource
Properly selecting a site for a PV system
PV modules: from sand to electricity
The basics of batteries
Keeping current and voltage in check: charge controllers
Inverters: AC (from) DC
Staying secure: wiring and safety components
Sizing a grid-direct system
Sizing a battery-based system
Sizing conductors, conduit, and safety components
The permitting process
Staying safe anytime you work on a PV system
Assembling the mechanical parts
Integrating the electrical elements
Commissioning, inspecting and maintaining a PV system
Ten ways to avoid common code mistakes
Ten ways to maximize energy production for your clients
Local Note: ss (09/10)
ISBN: 047059893X
Branch Call Number: Non-F 697.78 May
Statement of Responsibility: by Ryan Mayfield
Subject Headings: Photovoltaic power systems Installation Photovoltaic power systems Design
Topical Term: Photovoltaic power systems
Photovoltaic power systems
LCCN: 2010932457
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