Author: Stuart R. Wenham, Martin A. green, Muriel E. Watt and Richard Corkish
Publisher: Earthscan, 2009
Soft Cover, 7"x9.5", 319 pages
A reliable, accessible and comprehensive guide for students of photovaltaic applications and renewable energy engineering. This thoroughly considered textbook from a group of leading influential and award-winning authors is brimming with information and is carefully designed to meet the needs of its readers. Along with exercises and references at the end of each chapter, the book features a set of detailed technical appendices that provide essential equations, data sources and standards. Starting from basics with the Characteristics of Sunlight, the reader is guided step-by-step through semiconductors and p-n junctions; the behavior of solar cells; cell properties and design; and PV cell interconnection and module fabrication. The book covers stand-alone photovoltaic systems; specific purpose photovoltaic applications; remote area power sypply systems; and grid-connected photovoltaic systems. There is also a section on photovoltaic water pumping system components and design.
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