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Solar Photovoltaic Basics

A Study Guide for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam

By Sean White

© 2015 – Routledge

168 pages

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Description

Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best investment you can make towards your place in the solar industry.

This book explains the science of photovoltaics (PV) in a way that most people can understand using the curriculum which reflects the core modules of the NABCEP Entry Level Exam.

Providing complete coverage of the NABCEP syllabus in easily accessible chapters, addressing all of the core objectives that will aid in passing the PV Entry Level Exam including the ten main skill sets:

  • PV Markets and Applications
  • Safety Basics
  • Electricity Basics
  • Solar Energy Fundamentals
  • PV Module Fundamentals
  • System Components
  • PV System Sizing Principles
  • PV System Electrical Design
  • PV System Mechanical Design
  • Performance Analysis, Maintenance and Troubleshooting 

You will learn the importance of and how to survey a site, how to use the tools that determine shading and annual production, and the importance of safety on site. With technical math and equations that are suitable and understandable to those without engineering degrees, but are necessary in understanding the principles of solar PV.

This study guide is written by Sean White an IREC certified Solar PV Master Trainer, Electrician, Professor and Installer. Sean has prepared thousands of students to take the NABCEP Solar PV Entry Level Exam.

Reviews

"I took Sean White's Entry Level PV class in 2009 and got a green job in the solar industry right away. Sean has a great way of explaining difficult electrical concepts so that everyone can understand. I highly recommend his book for anyone interested in working in the solar industry."Spencer Wright, Solar PV Technical Trainer, Solar PV Inspector

"I took Sean White's Entry Level PV Course and passed the NABCEP Entry Level Exam right away. He has a great way of explaining things. I recommend his book!"David Inda, Fleet Manager, Clean Power Finance

Table of Contents

1. PV Markets and Applications 2. Safety Basics 3.Electricity Basics 4. Solar Energy Fundamentals 5. PV Module Fundamentals 6.System Components 7. PV System Sizing Principles 8. PV System Electrical Design 9. PV System Mechanical Design 10. Performance Analysis, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

About the Author

Sean White is an IREC certified Solar PV Master Trainer, Electrician, Professor and Installer. Sean has prepared thousands of students to take the NABCEP Solar PV Entry Level Exam.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC031010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable