Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems
A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers, 2nd Edition
Published December 18th 2007 by Routledge – 396 pages
Series: Planning and Installing
Growth in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide continues its upward trajectory. This bestselling guide has become the essential tool for installers, engineers and architects, detailing every subject necessary for successful project implementation, from the technical design to the legal and marketing issues of PV installation. Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of the core components, this guide comprehensively covers system design, economic analysis, installation, operation and maintenance of PV systems.
The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the state of the art in technology and concepts, including: new chapters on marketing and the history of PV; new information on the photovoltaic market; new material on lightning protection; a new section on building integrated systems; and new graphics, data and photos.
Published with Intelligent Energy
'The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to solar photovoltaic systems.' Permaculture magazine 'A mine of useful practical information designed to help those involved with installing PV systems.' Renew Magazine
Foreword 1. Photovoltaic Basics 2. PV Modules and Other Components of Grid-Connected Systems 3. Site Surveys and Shading Analysis 4. Planning and Sizing Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems 5. System Sizing, Design and Simulation Software 6. Mounting Systems and Building Integration 7. Installing, Commissioning and Operating Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems 8. Stand-alone Photovoltaic Systems 9. Economics and Environmental Issues 10. Marketing and Promotion Bibliography Index
German Solar Energy Society (DGS) is the German section of the International Solar Energy Society.