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Understanding Photovoltaics

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An Easy-to-Follow Study Guide for Solar Electric Certification Programs by Jay Warmke

Textbook Includes:

  • Chapter Objectives
  • 200 Chapter Review Questions
  • 23 Hands-On Labs
  • 173 Illustrations and Tables
  • Easy-to-Read narrative
  • Highlighted and Indexed Terms

NEW in this Update:

  • expanded grounding and bonding section
  • calculating unusual loads
  • MPPT charge controllers expanded
  • grounded vs ungrounded inverters explained
  • expanded safety section
  • additional International Fire Code requirements
  • 23 additional illustrations/tables

268-page Textbook:

Price  $59.99 US *
(for paper version)

 


Sample Pages

(Just to give you a taste of what you will be getting)


 

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  • Detailed answer keys for practice problems,
  • Dozens of practice scenarios with answer key,
  • Lab instruction and notes.
  • Lab kits are also available.
  • Updated annually.
  • Electronic versions available.

Table of Contents:

This 268-page textbook includes the following chapters:

  • Introduction to Photovoltaics
  • Solar Cells and Solar Modules
  • Types of Photovoltaic Systems
  • Basic Electrical Concepts
  • Parts of the PV System
  • Conducting a Site Survey
  • Designing the System
  • Paperwork
  • Installing the Balance of Systems
  • Testing and Commissioning the System
  • System Maintenance and Troubleshooting

 

UPDATED February 2016!

Field tested by hundreds of students in schools around the U.S., this easy-to-follow text is designed to take an extremely "non-technical" student with zero background in PV, and literally teach them how to design and install a variety of residential PV systems.

This text is also designed to help prepare students who wish to sit for industry-accepted certification programs such as the ETA Level 1 PV Certification or the NABCEP PV Certificate Program. Each chapter contains multiple choice review questions, as well as labs that comply with "hands-on" requirement of the ETA certification.

Table of Contents: This 268-page textbook includes the following chapters:
* Introduction to Photovoltaics
* Solar Cells and Solar Modules
* Types of Photovoltaic Systems
* Basic Electrical Concepts
* Parts of the PV System
* Conducting a Site Survey
* Designing the System
* Paperwork
* Installing the Balance of Systems
* Testing and Commissioning the System
* System Maintenance and Troubleshooting

also included...
* Chapter Objectives
* 200 Chapter Review Questions
* 23 Hands-On Labs
* 173 Illustrations and Tables
* Easy-to-Read narrative
* Highlighted and Indexed Terms
* Updated with Changes from the 2014 NEC

 

* Plus shipping ($4.00 within US/Canada/Mexico).  A 7% sales tax will be added for Ohio residents.