Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies

Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies

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by Ryan Mayfield
     
 

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Get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation

Are you looking to secure a job in the exciting field of photo-voltaic design and installation? This hands-on, friendly guide covers the workings of residential and small commercial-sized photovoltaic systems and gives you the essentials you need to safely install a system from start to finish.

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Get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation

Are you looking to secure a job in the exciting field of photo-voltaic design and installation? This hands-on, friendly guide covers the workings of residential and small commercial-sized photovoltaic systems and gives you the essentials you need to safely install a system from start to finish.

  • Shed some light on PV systems — get the scoop on electricity basics and how the sun-earth relationship affects where a PV system will (or won't) work
  • Dig into the nitty-gritty of components — understand the technologies used in all types of PV systems, from modules and batteries to charge controllers, inverters, and more
  • Know that size matters — discover how to properly size a grid-direct system, a battery-based system, wiring, and safety devices
  • Safety first — follow helpful guidance for staying safe anytime you work on a PV system, from general construction and battery safety to working on ladders and roofs
  • Break ground — learn how to assemble mechanical parts and integrate electrical elements to put together your PV system

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on figuring out which system type is right for you
  • Plain-English explanations of electricity basics
  • How to properly select a site for a PV system
  • The lowdown on PV modules, batteries, and other system components
  • Guidance for sizing the most common PV systems, as well as wiring and safety devices
  • Pointers for permitting, commissioning, inspection, and maintenance

Learn to:

  • Design and install photovoltaic systems
  • Follow processes for permitting, commissioning, and inspection
  • Grasp electrical concepts in plain English
  • Expand your skill set for "green collar" jobs

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470598931
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
289,096
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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