This book explains the science of photovoltaics (PV) in a way that most people can understand using the curriculum which reflects the core modules of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam.
Providing complete coverage of the NABCEP syllabus in easily accessible chapters, addressing all of the core objectives that will aid in passing the PV Entry Level Exam including the ten main skill sets:
PV Markets and Applications
Solar Energy Fundamentals
PV Module Fundamentals
PV System Sizing Principles
PV System Electrical Design
PV System Mechanical Design
Performance Analysis, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
You will learn the importance of and how to survey a site, how to use the tools that determine shading and annual production, and the importance of safety on site. With technical math and equations that are suitable and understandable to those without engineering degrees, but are necessary in understanding the principles of solar PV.
This study guide is written by Sean White an IREC certified Solar PV Master Trainer, Electrician, Professor and Installer. Sean has prepared thousands of students to take the NABCEP Solar PV Entry Level Exam.
Over several editions, Solar Engineering of ThermalProcesses has become a classic solar engineering text andreference. This revised Fourth Edition offers currentcoverage of solar energy theory, systems design, and applicationsin different market sectors along with an emphasis on solar systemdesign and analysis using simulations to help readers translatetheory into practice.
An important resource for students of solar engineering, solarenergy, and alternative energy as well as professionals working inthe power and energy industry or related fields, SolarEngineering of Thermal Processes, Fourth Editionfeatures:Increased coverage of leading-edge topics such as photovoltaicsand the design of solar cells and heatersA brand-new chapter on applying CombiSys (a readymade TRNSYSsimulation program available for free download) to simulate a solarheated house with solar- heated domestic hot waterAdditional simulation problems available through a companionwebsiteAn extensive array of homework problems and exercises
Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend thatcontinues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise andhomeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollarsand lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic designand installation is on the rise.
Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies givesyou 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 andelectrical concepts you need to understand and work withphotovoltaic systems.Covers all aspects of home-scale solar-power systemsViable resource for professionals, students, and technicallaymenCan be used to study for the NABCEP exam
Whether you're a building professional looking to expand yourbusiness and skills to meet the growing demand for solar powerinstallation or are seeking a career in this rapidly expandingfield, Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummieshas you covered!
Want to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whetheryou’re looking to save on your energy costs by adding a fewsolar components or you want to build a solar-powered house fromthe ground up, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition takesthe mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put itto work for you!
This new edition gives you hands-on tips and techniques formaking your home more energy-efficient though solar power—andhelping the planet at the same time. Plus, you’ll get all thelatest information on changes to federal, state, and localregulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-poweradoption more feasible.Expanded coverage of the technology that underpins full-scalesolar-power systems for the homeNew small- and mid-sized solar products, projects, andapplicationsRik DeGunther is a design engineer who started his own energyconsulting firm
Featuring ten of the easiest and cheapest DIY solar projects,Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the fun and easy wayto meet your energy needs with this clean power source!