Solar Electric Handbook (eBook)


SEI’s Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications, in an electronic eBook format. Become a more knowledgeable practitioner in photovoltaic (PV) technologies and concepts, without the shipping cost and no carbon foot print!

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This is the eBook version of the SEI’s Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications, and is the same as the print version, but more affordable and environmentally friendly.

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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