Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems

Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems

by tba
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844071316

ISBN-13: 9781844071319

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Growth in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide continues to increase. In parallel, appropriate standards and certification schemes are being developed. As a result, there is a pressing need for clear guidance on integrating this technology into working practices of professionals in the building sector. This book offers such guidance, detailing all major topics…  See more details below

Overview

Growth in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide continues to increase. In parallel, appropriate standards and certification schemes are being developed. As a result, there is a pressing need for clear guidance on integrating this technology into working practices of professionals in the building sector. This book offers such guidance, detailing all major topics for successful project implementation, from the technical design to the legal and market issues of PV installation.

Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of the core components, this guide covers system design, economic analysis, installation, operation and maintenance of PV systems. Checklists for project managers, a review of relevant simulation tools plus data on selected regional, national and international renewable energy support programmes are also provided.

In short, this book offers comprehensive guidance for professionals who wish to install photovoltaic technology and will be a cherished resource for architects and engineers alike who are working on new projects, electricians, roofers and other installers, craftsmen undertaking vocational training and anyone with a specialized and practical interest in this field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844071319
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The basics1
Ch. 2PV system components51
Ch. 3On-site visits, site surveys and shading analysis117
Ch. 4Planning and designing grid-connected systems133
Ch. 5Planning and designing stand-alone systems179
Ch. 6Software and simulation programs for PV systems193
Ch. 7Mounting systems and building integration215
Ch. 8Installing, commissioning and operating PV systems309
Ch. 9Economic efficiency, potentials and ecological aspects339
Ch. 10Subsidies for photovoltaic systems and additional market information351

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