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Photovoltaics System Design and Practice

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ISBN-10: 1119992850

ISBN-13: 9781119992851

Edition: 2012

Authors: Heinrich H�berlin, Heinrich H�berlin

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This book gives a broad overview to the topic before looking at solar radiation and its energy potential. The design and operation of solar cells are treated in detail, but only so far as it is necessary to understand operation and possible operational problems of photovoltaic (PV) plants and to appreciate possible further technical developments and improvements in the future. The layout and construction of entire photovoltaic plants (both stand-alone and grid-connected systems) are covered in one chapter. The methods and procedures for the design of stand-alone systems and calculation of the yield of grid-connected PV plants with pocket calculators or readily available standard software…    
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Book details

List price: $195.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 2/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 744
Size: 6.70" wide x 9.70" long x 2.20" tall
Weight: 3.784

About the author
Note on the Examples and Costs
List of Symbols
Photovoltaics � What�s It All About?
Overview of This Book
A Brief Glossary of Key PV Terms
Recommended Guide Values for Estimating PV System Potential
Key Properties of Solar Radiation
Sun and Earth
Extraterrestrial Radiation
Radiation on the Horizontal Plane of the Earth�s Surface
Simple Method for Calculating Solar Radiation on Inclined Surfaces
Radiation Calculation on Inclined Planes with Three-Component Model
Approximate Annual Energy Yield for Grid-Connected PV Systems
Composition of Solar Radiation
Solar Radiation Measurement
The Internal Photoelectric Effect in Semiconductors
A Brief Account of Semiconductor Theory
The Solar Cell: A Specialized Semiconductor Diode With a Large Barrier Layer that is Exposed to Light
Solar Cell Efficiency
The Most Important Types of Solar Cells and the Attendant Manufacturing Methods
Bifacial Solar Cells
Solar Modules
Potential Solar Cell Wiring Problems
Interconnection of Solar Modules and Solar Generators
Solar Generator Power Loss Resulting from Partial Shading and Mismatch Loss
Solar Generator Structure
Stand-alone PV Systems
Grid-Connected Systems
Probability of Direct Lightning Strikes
Lightning Strikes: Guide Value; Main Effects
Basic Principles of Lightning Protection
Shunting Lightning Current to a Series of Down-conductors
Potential Increases; Equipotential Bonding
Lightning-Current-Induced Voltages and Current
PV Installation Lightning Protection Experiments
Optimal Sizing of PV Installation Lightning Protection Devices
Recommendations for PV Installation Lightning Protection
Recap and Conclusions
Standardized Yield, Losses and Performance Ratio
Normalized Diagrams for Yields and Losses
Normalized PV Installation Power Output
Anomaly Detection Using Various Types of Diagrams
Recap and Conclusions
Principal of and Baseline Values for Yield Calculations
Energy Yield Determination for Grid-Connected Systems
Sizing PV Installations that Integrate a Battery Pack
Insolation Calculation Freeware
Simulation Software
How Much Does Solar Energy Cost?
Grey Energy; Energy Payback Time; Yield Factor
Performance Characteristics of Selected PV Installations
Energy Yield Data and Other Aspects of Selected PV Installations
Long Term Comparison of Four Swiss PV Installations
Long Term Energy Yield of the Burgdorf Installation
Mean PV Installation Energy Yield in Germany
In Conclusion�
Calculation Tables and Insolation Data
Specimen polar shading diagram
Links; Books; Acronyms; etc.