Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers

Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers

Paperback Planning and Installing

By (author) Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Sonnenenergie (Dgs)

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  • Publisher: Earthscan Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 396 pages
  • Dimensions: 228mm x 296mm x 28mm | 1,501g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844074420
  • ISBN 13: 9781844074426
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Full colour, photographs, line drawings, figures
  • Sales rank: 184,707

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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

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German Solar Energy Society (DGS) is the German section of the International Solar Energy Society.

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"'The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to solar photovoltaic systems' Permaculture Magazine"

Table of contents

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