Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market

By Philip Wolfe

© 2013 – Routledge

230 pages | 37 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415520485
pub: 2012-10-22
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About the Book

Develop large-scale solar photovoltaic projects with this book, to feed power into a grid.

Contains case studies of the Waldpolenz Energy Park, Germany, Lopburi Solar Plant in Thailand and what will be the world’s largest PV plant, the Topaz Solar Farm in California. Also included are interviews from leading figures in the PV industry.

Contents cover:

  • planning and structuring projects
  • siting, planning and connection issues
  • building and operating projects
  • technology basics
  • economies of PV
  • history and business of PV
  • financing and regulation
  • technical aspects of system design.

Supported by figures and photographs, this is for anyone wanting to master the commercial, professional, financial, engineering or political aspects of developing mega-watt solar PV projects in a mainstream power market.


"… an excellent introduction to the solar photovoltaic project development and power markets sector… for those interested in learning how to develop a large- scale solar photovoltaic project and its related environmental impacts, Solar Photovoltaic Projects: In the Mainstream Power Market is the best book and most- easily assessable book available."- Gabriel Thoumi, CFA,

Table of Contents

Part 1: Mainstream Photovoltaic Projects Part 2: Solar Power and Utility-scale Projects Part 3: Reference Section

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Subject Categories

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