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Photovoltaic systems engineering

Author: Roger Messenger; Jerry Ventre
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Photovoltaic Systems Engineering presents a comprehensive engineering basis for PV system design. Unlike many PV design and installation manuals currently available, this book teaches the reader not only how to do it, but also why."--BOOK JACKET. "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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Messenger; Jerry Ventre
ISBN: 0849320178 9780849320170
OCLC Number: 42462810
Description: 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Energy Units --
Current World Energy Use Patterns --
Exponential Growth --
Compound Interest --
Doubling Time --
Accumulation --
Resource Lifetime in an Exponential Environment --
The Decaying Exponential --
Hubbert's Gaussian Model --
Net Energy, Btu Economics and the Test for Sustainability --
Direct Conversion of Sunlight to Electricity with Photovoltaics --
The Sun --
The Solar Spectrum --
The Effect of Atmosphere on Sunlight --
Insolation Specifics --
The Orbit and Rotation of the Earth --
Tracking the Sun --
Measuring Sunlight --
Capturing Sunlight --
Maximizing Irradiation on the Collector --
Special Orientation Considerations --
Introduction to PV Systems --
The PV Cell --
The PV Module --
The PV Array --
Energy Storage --
The Lead-Acid Storage Battery --
The Nickel Cadmium Storage Battery --
Other Battery Systems --
Hydrogen Storage --
The Fuel Cell --
Other Storage Options --
PV System Loads --
PV System Availability --
Associated System Electronic Components --
Charge Controllers --
Maximum Power Trackers --
Inverters --
Generators --
Types and Sizes of Generators --
Generator Operating Characteristics --
Generator Maintenance --
Generator Selection --
Wiring and Code Compliance --
The National Electrical Code --
IEEE Standard 929 --
Balance of System Components --
PV System Examples --
A Simple PV-Powered Fan --
The Simplest Configuration: Module and Fan --
PV Fanwith Battery Backup --
A PV-Powered Water Pumping System with Maximum Power Tracker --
Determination of System Component Requirements.
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A presentation of an engineering basis for photovoltaic (PV) system design, explaining not only how to do it, but also why. It covers all the building blocks of PV systems, then offers detailed  Read more...

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