Product Description

We hope you enjoy SEI’s Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications and we look forward to helping you become a more knowledgeable practitioner in photovoltaic (PV) technologies and concepts.

If you are purchasing 5 or more books, please order by calling 970-527-7657 option 1 or emailing [email protected] to get bulk book order discount pricing.

Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications Unit / Chapter Outline

Unit 1 – Overview of Renewable Energy and the Solar Industry
Chapter 1 – The Case for Renewable Energy
Chapter 2 – An Overview of Photovoltaics and the Solar Industry
Unit 2 – Electricity and Components
Chapter 3 – Basics of Electricity
Chapter 4 – Components
Unit 3 – Modules, Series and Parallel, and Meters
Chapter 5 – Photovoltaic (PV) Modules
Chapter 6 – Series and Parallel Connections with Modules
Chapter 7 – Testing Modules with a Multimeter
Unit 4 – Solar Site Analysis and Mounting
Chapter 8 – Solar Site Analysis
Chapter 9 – Mounting
Chapter 10 – Roofing Systems
Unit 5 – Grid-Direct System Sizing
Chapter 11 – Implementing Efficiency
Chapter 12 – Grid-Direct Inverters
Chapter 13 – System Sizing
Unit 6 – Grounding, Wiring, and Overcurrent Protection
Chapter 14 – Grounding
Chapter 15 – Wiring
Chapter 16 – Disconnects, Overcurrent Protection, and Series Fusing
Chapter 17 – Basics of Service Panel Connections
Unit 7 – Safely Installing, Commissioning, and Decommissioning Grid-Direct Systems
Chapter 18 – Jobsite Safety
Chapter 19 – Safe Procedures for Installation and Commissioning
Unit 8 – Battery-Based Systems
Chapter 20 – Introduction to Battery-Based Systems
Chapter 21 – Sizing Battery-Based Systems
Unit 9 – Solar Business and Finance
Chapter 22 – Entering the PV Industry
Chapter 23 – Marketing and Sales for Solar Integration Businesses
Chapter 24 – Electricity Rates, Savings, and Incentive Structures
Chapter 25 – Financial Benefit Analysis and Financing Options

New Learning Technologies – Textbook / eBook Bundle!

In partnership with Pearson Education, SEI has created an innovative learning resource that takes the concept of the common textbook to the next level by offering a companion interactive eBook bundled with the purchase of every textbook.

The eBook version of SEI’s Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications leverages the power of new instructional technologies for the 21st century solar professional by offering access from any PC, Mac, iPad, or Android Tablet with full-text search capabilities, highlights, notes, bookmarks, support for multimedia content, glossaries, and many other exciting features! PC and Mac users will access the eBook from the Pearson eText portal. Mobile users will be able to download the App and enter the Pearson eText access card code that comes with every SEI Textbook!  ***Please note that the eBook access code is shrink-wrapped inside the cover of your hard copy book, so you will not receive the code until you receive the book itself in the mail.

If you teach for or have taken courses recently at a college or trade school, you may be familiar with other Pearson textbook titles that offer this type of online and mobile learning eText resource through Pearson’s MyLabs series. What was once only available for core academic areas like Math and Science is now available for professional solar training programs!

We are very excited about the launch of the SEI Textbook and ask that you join us in creating a more sustainable future through SEI’s renewable energy education programs and learning resources. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.