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Photovoltaic Systems Engineering, Fourth Edition / Edition 4
     

Photovoltaic Systems Engineering, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Roger A. Messenger, Amir Abtahi
 

ISBN-10: 1498772773

ISBN-13: 9781498772778

Pub. Date: 03/07/2017

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The primary purpose of PV Systems Engineering is to provide a comprehensive set of PV knowledge and understanding tools for the design, installation, commissioning, inspection, and operation of PV systems. During recent years in the United States, more PV capacity was installed than any other electrical generation source. In addition to practical system information

Overview

The primary purpose of PV Systems Engineering is to provide a comprehensive set of PV knowledge and understanding tools for the design, installation, commissioning, inspection, and operation of PV systems. During recent years in the United States, more PV capacity was installed than any other electrical generation source. In addition to practical system information, this new edition includes explanation of the basic physical principles upon which the technology is based and a consideration of the environmental and economic impact of the technology. The material covers all phases of PV systems from basic sunlight parameters to system commissioning and simulation, as well as economic and environmental impact of PV. With homework problems included in each chapter and numerous design examples of real systems, the book provides the reader with consistent opportunities to apply the information to real-world'scenarios.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781498772778
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2017
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Background

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Population and Energy Demand

1.3 Current World Energy Use Patterns

1.4 Exponential Growth

1.5 Hubbert’s Gaussian Model

1.6 Net Energy, Btu Economics and the Test for Sustainability

1.7 Direct Conversion of Sunlight to Electricity with Photovoltaics

1.8 Energy Units

Problems

References

Suggested Reading

Chapter 2 The Sun

2.1 Introduction

2.2 The Solar Spectrum

2.3 The Effect of Atmosphere on Sunlight

2.4 Sunlight Specifics

2.5 Capturing Sunlight

Problems

References

Suggested Reading

Chapter 3 Introduction to PV Systems

3.1 Introduction

3.2 The PV Cell

3.3 The PV Module

3.4 The PV Array

3.5 Energy Storage

3.6 PV System Loads

3.7 PV System Availability – Traditional Concerns and New Concerns

3.8 Associated System Electronic Components

3.9 Generators

3.10 Balance of System (BOS) Components

Problems

References

Suggested Reading

Chapter 4 Grid-Connected Utility Interactive PV Systems

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Applicable Codes and Standards

4.3 Design Considerations for Straight Grid-Connected PV Systems

4.4 Design of a System Based on Desired Annual System Performance

4.5 Design of a System Based Upon Available Roof Space

4.6 Design of a Microinverter-Based System

4.7 Design of a Nominal 20 kW System that Feeds a 3-phase Distribution Panel

4.8 Design of a Nominal 500 kW System

4.9 System Commissioning

4.10 System Performance Monitoring

Problems

References

Chapter 5 Mechanical Considerations

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Important Properties of Materials

5.3 Establishing Mechanical System Requirements

5.4 Design and Installation Guidelines

5.5 Forces Acting on Photovoltaic Arrays

5.6 Array Mounting System Design

5.7 Computing Mechanical Loads and Stresses

5.8 Stand-off, Roof Mount Examples

Problems

References

Suggested Reading

Chapter 6 Battery Backup Grid-Connected PV Systems

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Battery Backup Design Basics

6.3 A Single Inverter 120 Volt Battery Backup System Based on Standby Loads

6.4 A 120/240 V Battery Backup System Based on Available Roof Space

6.5 An 18 kW Battery Backup System Using Inverters in Tandem

6.6 AC-Coupled Battery Backup Systems

6.7 Battery Connections

Problems

References

Chapter 7 Stand-Alone PV Systems

7.1 Introduction

7.2 The Simplest Configuration: Module and Fan

7.3 A PV-Powered Water Pumping System

7.4 A PV-Powered Parking Lot Lighting System

7.5 A Cathodic Protection System

7.6 A Portable Highway Advisory Sign

7.7 A Critical Need Refrigeration System

7.8 A PV-Powered Mountain Cabin

7.9 A Hybrid-Powered, Off-Grid, Residence

7.10 Summary of Design Procedures

Problems

References

Suggested Reading

Chapter 8 Economic Considerations

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Life Cycle Costing

8.3 Borrowing Money

8.4 Payback Analysis

8.5 Externalities

Problems

References

Suggested Reading

Chapter 9 Externalities and Photovoltaics

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Externalities

9.3 Environmental Effects of Energy Sources

9.4 Externalities Associated with PV Systems

Problems

References

Chapter 10 The Physics of Photovoltaic Cells

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Optical Absorption

10.3 Extrinsic Semiconductors and the pn Junction

10.4 Maximizing PV Cell Performance

10.5 Exotic Junctions

Problems

References

Chapter 11 Evolution of PV Cells and Systems

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Silicon PV Cells

11.3 Gallium Arsenide Cells

11.4 Copper Indium (Gallium) Diselenide Cells

11.5 Cadmium Telluride Cells

11.6 Emerging Technologies

11.7 New Developments in System Design

11.8 Summary

Problems

References

Appendix A Design Review Checklist

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