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Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: Earthscan

Growth in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide continues its upward trajectory. This bestselling guide has become the essential tool for installers, engineers and architects, detailing every subject necessary for successful project implementation, from the technical design to the legal and marketing issues of PV installation. Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of the core components, this guide comprehensively covers system design, economic analysis, installation, operation and maintenance of PV systems. The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the state of the art in technology and concepts, including: new chapters on marketing and the history of PV; new information on the photovoltaic market; new material on lightning protection; a new section on building integrated systems; and new graphics, data and photos. Published with Intelligent Energy

Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-05-16
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Growth in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide continues its upward trajectory. This bestselling guide has become the essential tool for installers, engineers and architects, detailing every subject necessary for successful project implementation, from the technical design to the legal and marketing issues of PV installation. Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of the core components, this guide comprehensively covers system design, economic analysis, installation, operation and maintenance of PV systems. The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the state of the art in technology and concepts, including: new chapters on marketing and the history of PV; new information on the photovoltaic market; new material on lightning protection; a new section on building integrated systems; and new graphics, data and photos. Published with Intelligent Energy

Fourth E.C. Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1102

Fourth E.C. Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference

This paper is written in the belief that people are important and that equipment is to serve the needs of the people and therefore should be designed to meet their specific needs and environment. This is particularly important in the case of a developing country when a professional engineer accepts the responsibility to formulate policies evaluate equipment imple ment projects and train national people. 1. Government, geography and climate Papua New Guinea, an independent and self governing state since 1975, is located directly North of Australia above the North Eastern State of Queensland. The country extends from 141° east longitude, at the border with Indonesia (Irian Jaya) to 160° east...

Stand-Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 576

Stand-Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-07-27
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

Wind power is fast becoming one of the leading renewable energy sources worldwide, not only from large scale wind farms but also from the increasing penetration of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems. These systems are primarily of benefit in small-scale applications, especially where there is no connection to a central electricity network, and where there are limited conventional fuel resources but available renewable energy resources. By applying appropriate planning, systems selection and sizing, including the integration of energy storage devices to mitigate variable energy generation patterns, theses systems can supply secure reliable and economic power to remote locations and di...

Grid-Connected Solar Electric Systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 235

Grid-Connected Solar Electric Systems

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Solar electricity – or photovoltaics (PV) – is the world's fastest growing energy technology. It can be used on a wide variety of scales, from single dwellings to utility-scale solar farms providing power for whole communities. It can be integrated into existing electricity grids with relative simplicity, meaning that in times of low solar energy users can continue to draw power from the grid, while power can be fed or sold back into the grid at a profit when their electricity generation exceeds the amount they are using. The falling price of the equipment combined with various incentive schemes around the world have made PV into a lucrative low carbon investment, and as such demand has ...

Fuel Cell Micro-grids
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Fuel Cell Micro-grids

Fuel Cell Micro-grids describes an energy supply method based on a network of two or more proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM-FC). Such a network enables the effective use of exhaust heat, the simplification of the transmission network, the possibility of backup during disruptive hazards and the consideration of regional factors. Furthermore, green energy and renewable energy systems can be connected to the network, to function in cooperation with the fuel cells. For these reasons, it is believed that an increasing number of applications will make use of such fuel cell energy networks. Fuel Cell Micro-grids analyses the operation plan of these new energy supply methods using genetic algorithms. The book explains the results of the analysis of the optimization operation plan, energy cost, and greenhouse gas discharge characteristics for many application cases of the fuel cell network.

The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, Second Edition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 2624

The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, Second Edition

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1998-03-24
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

During the past 20 years, the field of mechanical engineering has undergone enormous changes. These changes have been driven by many factors, including: the development of computer technology worldwide competition in industry improvements in the flow of information satellite communication real time monitoring increased energy efficiency robotics automatic control increased sensitivity to environmental impacts of human activities advances in design and manufacturing methods These developments have put more stress on mechanical engineering education, making it increasingly difficult to cover all the topics that a professional engineer will need in his or her career. As a result of these developments, there has been a growing need for a handbook that can serve the professional community by providing relevant background and current information in the field of mechanical engineering. The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering serves the needs of the professional engineer as a resource of information into the next century.

Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 249

Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010
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  • Publisher: Earthscan

How to use this book : an overview of solar electric technology -- Fundamentals of solar energy -- Solar cell modules -- Batteries -- Charge controllers, inverters and load management -- Lamps and appliances -- Wiring and fittings -- Planning an off-grid solar electric system -- Installing solar electric systems -- Managing, maintaining and servicing off-grid PV systems -- Basics of large off-grid systems -- Off-grid PV and solar energy resources.

Building Industry Technology
  • Language: en

Building Industry Technology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1980
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Install Your Own Solar Panels
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Install Your Own Solar Panels

Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step photos, veteran solar installer Joseph Burdick and seasoned builder Philip Schmidt teach you how to determine the size, placement, and type of installation you’ll need. This comprehensive DIY guide covers everything from assembling rooftop racking or building a ground-mount structure to setting up the electrical connections and making a battery bank for off-grid systems.