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Photovoltaic Engineering Handbook

1st Edition

By F Lasnier

CRC Press

559 pages

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pub: 1990-01-01
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The Photovoltaic Engineering Handbook is the first book to look closely at the practical problems involved in evaluating and setting up a photovoltaic (PV) power system. The author's comprehensive knowledge of the subject provides a wealth of theoretical and practical insight into the different procedures and decisions that designers need to make. Unique in its coverage, the book presents technical information in a concise and simple way to enable engineers from a wide range of backgrounds to initiate, assess, analyze, and design a PV system. It is beneficial for energy planners making decisions on the most appropriate system for specific needs, PV applications engineers, and anyone confronting the practical difficulties of setting up a PV power system.

Reviews

"…a comprehensive 'nuts and bolts' guide to photovoltaic technology and systems engineering."

-Physics Briefs

"…fulfils the role of a handbook and serves as a first step practical guide to photovoltaics … very useful as a comprehensive introductory text to photovoltaics."

-Contemporary Physics

Table of Contents

TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESSES

Solar cell technologies

PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATOR

The photovoltaic generator

Network of solar cells, modules, and arrays

PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Storage batteries for photovoltaic power systems

Electronic regulation

Power conditioning

Adaptation of a positive-displacement pump directly connected to a photovoltaic generator

Centrifugal photovoltaic pumping

CHARACTERIZATION AND TESTING METHODS

International test procedures for photovoltaic modules

Asian Institute of Technology photovoltaic module test bed system

Testing of photovoltaic modules under natural conditions using the Asian Institute of Technology photovoltaic module test bed system

Characterization procedure of photovoltaic refrigeration system

Field trial procedure for a photovoltaic pumping system under natural conditions

Battery-testing method for low-water-loss and starting, lighting, and ignition (automotive) batteries

SIZING PROCEDURE

The sizing of stand-alone photovoltaic power systems

A dynamic simulation approach

Prediction of photovoltaic system performance using cumulative frequency curves of irradiance

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Financial evaluation of renewable energy projects

Comparative assessment of photovoltaics and handpumps for rural water supply

Life-cycle cost comparison of alternative power supply for a portable pocket-sized stereo cassette tape recorder

INSTRUMENTATION

A simple metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor electronic variable load

Equipment accommodation

Terminology

REFERENCES

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI053000
SCIENCE / Optics
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics