Photovoltaic Systems Engineering [NOOK Book]

Overview

Breakthroughs in thin film technology, increased efforts to reducegreenhouse gases, and other worldwide efforts to develop clean energy sources have led to an annual 15 percent increase in the manufacture and sale of solar cells. Experts predict this growth to continue, putting engineers skilled in photovoltaic (PV) systems at a premium
Photovoltaic Systems Engineering presents a comprehensive, engineering basis for PV system design. Unlike many PV design and installation ...
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Photovoltaic Systems Engineering

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Overview

Breakthroughs in thin film technology, increased efforts to reducegreenhouse gases, and other worldwide efforts to develop clean energy sources have led to an annual 15 percent increase in the manufacture and sale of solar cells. Experts predict this growth to continue, putting engineers skilled in photovoltaic (PV) systems at a premium
Photovoltaic Systems Engineering presents a comprehensive, engineering basis for PV system design. Unlike many PV design and installation manuals currently available, this book explains not only how to do it, but also why
Using a modified top-down approach, the authors have constructed a presentation that provides a quick exposure to all of the building blocks of the PV system
They then offer detailed design examples from practical systems, explaining why certain PV designs are done in certain ways-including economic and environmental issues-and how to implement the design process
What to do, how to do it, and why, Photovoltaic Systems Engineering explains it all-the electrical, mechanical, economic, and aesthetic aspects of PV system design. Readers mastering the contents of this book will have the engineering judgement needed to make intelligent decisions based on a clear understanding of the parameters involved in PV systems

"...this is the first book to provide a comprehensive treatment of photovoltaic engineering design addressing both electrical & mechanical considerations with problems ideal for self-study."

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To help fill the demand for engineers skilled in photovoltaic (PV) solar cell systems generated by global efforts to develop clean energy sources and by advances in thin film technology, the authors provide exposure to all aspects of PV system design: electrical, mechanical, economic, and aesthetic. With examples, photos, diagrams, tables, and equations, they explain what to do, how to do it, why, and trends for the "1 in 4.6837" students they hope will contribute to the field. Chapters include homework problems without an answer key. Appends data tables on the average daily irradiation for 20 selected cities worldwide and PV-related web sites. Messenger is in electrical engineering at Florida Atlantic U., Boca Raton; Ventre works at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203506295
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Background
Ch. 2 The Sun
Ch. 3 Introduction to PV Systems
Ch. 4 PV System Examples
Ch. 5 Cost Considerations
Ch. 6 Mechanical Considerations
Ch. 7 Stand-Alone PV Systems
Ch. 8 Utility Interactive PV Systems
Ch. 9 Externalities and Photovoltaics
Ch. 10 The Physics of Photovoltaic Cells
Ch. 11 Present and Proposed PV Cells
App. A Average Daily Irradiation for Selected Cities
App. B A Partial Listing of PV-Related Web Sites
App. C: Design Review Checklist
Index
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