A Clear Guide to Solar PV Design & Installation: A step-by-step illustrated textbook written in an easily accessible manner for contractors, businesspeople, advocates, homeowners, and students
This book will provide you with all of the information you need to enter the booming solar photovoltaic industry. It’s full color illustrations, step-by-step instructions are written in a way that is accessible to students, entrepreneurs, contractors, and industry professionals. Not only will you learn the trade at a highly technical level, but you will also be provided with the historic context needed to realize success. The study of solar photovoltaic (PV) design an installation weaves together lessons learned from physics, chemistry, astronomy, economics, and business. History of solar PV Solar PV incentives and financing Electrical theory and equations PV system components and integration Site Assessment Solar astronomy System and wire sizing 2014 US national electric code (NEC) compliance and safety Sales, bidding, and proposal development The text contains hundreds of full color diagrams, photos, and illustrations to enrich the learning process. Whether you are brand new to the industry or a veteran, this book will serve as a go-to resource to help you rise to a myriad of challenges you may face.