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Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies by [Mayfield, Ryan]
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Length: 386 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation

Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation is on the rise.

Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies gives you a comprehensive overview of the history, physics, design, installation, and operation of home-scale solar-panel systems. You'll also get an introduction to the foundational mathematic and electrical concepts you need to understand and work with photovoltaic systems.

  • Covers all aspects of home-scale solar-power systems
  • Viable resource for professionals, students, and technical laymen
  • Can be used to study for the NABCEP exam

Whether you're a building professional looking to expand your business and skills to meet the growing demand for solar power installation or are seeking a career in this rapidly expanding field, Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies has you covered!

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Get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation

Are you looking to secure a job in the exciting field of photo-voltaic design and installation? This hands-on, friendly guide covers the workings of residential and small commercial-sized photovoltaic systems and gives you the essentials you need to safely install a system from start to finish.

  • Shed some light on PV systems — get the scoop on electricity basics and how the sun-earth relationship affects where a PV system will (or won't) work

  • Dig into the nitty-gritty of components — understand the technologies used in all types of PV systems, from modules and batteries to charge controllers, inverters, and more

  • Know that size matters — discover how to properly size a grid-direct system, a battery-based system, wiring, and safety devices

  • Safety first — follow helpful guidance for staying safe anytime you work on a PV system, from general construction and battery safety to working on ladders and roofs

  • Break ground — learn how to assemble mechanical parts and integrate electrical elements to put together your PV system

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on figuring out which system type is right for you

  • Plain-English explanations of electricity basics

  • How to properly select a site for a PV system

  • The lowdown on PV modules, batteries, and other system components

  • Guidance for sizing the most common PV systems, as well as wiring and safety devices

  • Pointers for permitting, commissioning, inspection, and maintenance

Learn to:

  • Design and install photovoltaic systems

  • Follow processes for permitting, commissioning, and inspection

  • Grasp electrical concepts in plain English

  • Expand your skill set for "green collar" jobs

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3948 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 047059893X
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (20 August 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041D8UUO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #265,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Bill in San Diego
4.0 out of 5 starsDetailed, but Be Aware of 2010 Date
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Count Orloff
4.0 out of 5 starsA book for someone who's actually going to install a solar PV system
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4.0 out of 5 starsExcellent, detailed overview for anyone looking to become a professional installer
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