Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam

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Author: John R. Balfour,Michael Shaw,Nicole Bremer Nash

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449624650

Category: Study Aids

Page: 235

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Completion of the NABCEP entry-level exam ensures and reinforces that the professional has attained the basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of PV system design, installation, and operation. The guide provides students with the information they will need to pass the exam.

Solar Photovoltaic Basics

A Study Guide for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam

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Author: Sean White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317671422

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

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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.

PV Technical Sales

Preparation for the NABCEP Technical Sales Certification

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Author: Sean White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317671325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 202

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NABCEP sets the standard for solar certifications in the United States and Canada. The NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification shows customers, friends and employers that you are knowledgeable and qualified to sell solar systems. If someone is selling solar, they need to know what they are selling and how it is configured. Where will they connect the circuit breaker? Will the house need expensive modifications in order for a PV system to be installed? These are the questions that you as a NABCEP Technical Sales Certified solar salesperson will confidently answer. This book is full of practical information that anyone selling solar should know in order to properly serve their customers and to ethically represent the industry that is solving the world’s problems on the ground and rooftop level. This book will be of use to those taking the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Exam, as well as anyone selling or planning to sell solar.

Grid-Connected Solar Electric Systems

The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

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Author: Geoff Stapleton,Susan Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1849713448

Category: Science

Page: 235

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Solar electricity – or photovoltaics (PV) – is the world's fastest growing energy technology. It can be used on a wide variety of scales, from single dwellings to utility-scale solar farms providing power for whole communities. It can be integrated into existing electricity grids with relative simplicity, meaning that in times of low solar energy users can continue to draw power from the grid, while power can be fed or sold back into the grid at a profit when their electricity generation exceeds the amount they are using. The falling price of the equipment combined with various incentive schemes around the world have made PV into a lucrative low carbon investment, and as such demand has never been higher for the technology, and for people with the expertise to design and install systems. This Experthandbook provides a clear introduction to solar radiation, before proceeding to cover: electrical basics and PV cells and modules inverters design of grid-connected PV systems system installation and commissioning maintenance and trouble shooting health and safety economics and marketing. Highly illustrated in full colour throughout, this is the ideal guide for electricians, builders and architects, housing and property developers, home owners and DIY enthusiasts, and anyone who needs a clear introduction to grid-connected solar electric technology.

Solar Electricity Handbook

A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

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Author: Michael Boxwell

Publisher: Greenstream Publishing

ISBN: 1907670009

Category: Photovoltaic power systems

Page: 154

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Photovoltaics

Design and Installation Manual : Renewable Energy Education for a Sustainable Future

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Author: Solar Energy International

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: 9780865715202

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 317

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Producing electricity from the sun using photovoltaic (PV) systems has become a major industry worldwide. But designing, installing and maintaining such systems requires knowledge and training, and there have been few easily accessible, comprehensive guides to the subject. Now, with Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual, a world-class solar energy training and education provider--Solar Energy International (SEI)--has made available the critical information to successfully design, install and maintain PV systems. The book contains an overview of photovoltaic electricity and a detailed description of PV system components, including PV modules, batteries, controllers and inverters. It also includes chapters on sizing photovoltaic systems, analyzing sites and installing PV systems, as well as detailed appendices on PV system maintenance, troubleshooting and solar insolation data for over 300 sites around the world. Used worldwide as the textbook in SEI's PV Design & Installation workshops, topics covered include: The basics of solar electricity PV applications and system components Solar site analysis and mounting Stand-alone and PV/generator hybrid system sizing Utility-interactive PV systems Component specification, system costs and economics Case studies and safety issues Photovoltaics guarantees that those wanting to learn the skills of tapping the sun's energy can do so with confidence. Solar Energy International (SEI) has the nonprofit mission to respond to the need for renewable energy education. Based in Carbondale, Colorado, and active around the world, SEI is a link between people and renewable energy resources, providing information, education and training to people who want to shape a sustainable future. SEI is recognized by the National Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as dedicated independent provider of PV training programs that may be used toward attaining PV certification. Also, SEI is recognized as an Accredited Institution to offer PV training by the Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP).

Solar Photovoltaic Basics

A Study Guide for the NABCEP Associate Exam

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Author: Sean White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351594931

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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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 Associate Exam. Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Associate Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best investment you can make insuring your place and moving up in the solar industry. Providing complete coverage of the NABCEP syllabus in easily accessible chapters, this book addresses all of the core objectives required to pass the 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 surveying a site and how to carry out a survey, how to use the tools that determine shading and annual production, and the necessity of safety on site. This guide also includes 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 new edition of Sean White’s highly successful study guide has been updated throughout and reflects recent changes in the industry.

Project Development in the Solar Industry

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Author: Albie Fong,Jesse Tippett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415621089

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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This book provides an extensive overview of utility scale solar project development and the various tasks required to bring large solar power plants from plans to realities. The various topics have been organized and presented in a way to clearly define important development fundamentals including basic business and legal considerations. The reader is also guided through the more complex aspects of renewable energy development such as how to choose the ideal project site. Further, while the book is appropriate for a cover to cover read-through it is also designed to be an excellent go-to reference, a HANDBOOK FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT. Edited by: Albie Fong and Jesse Tippett with contributions from: Arturo Alvarez, Jeffery Atkin, William DuFour III, Perry Fontana, William Hugron, Jason Keller, Tyler M. Kropf, Michael Mendelsohn, Brett Prior, Scott Reynolds, Pilar Rodriguez-Ibáñez, Katherine Ryzhaya Poster and Alfonso Tovar ELECTRONIC ENHANCEMENTS The book’s companion website http://www.solarbookteam.com provides contact information for all authors to the book and access to the key resources highlighted in the text. This tailored media platform provides supplemental and exclusive information that is up-to-date with the present state of the solar industry.

Advanced Photovoltaic System Design

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Author: John R. Balfour

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449624707

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Part of the Art and Science of Photovoltaics series High-performing photovoltaic systems require a design that produces more electricity in kilowatt hours for less cost. The growing demand for such high-performing PV systems calls for trained, skilled PV professionals. Advanced Photovoltaic System Design goes beyond the basics and provides students with the information and knowledge to understand, design, and recognize high-performance PV systems. Every step of the design process adds up incrementally to sizeable and measureable energy production increases, longer system and component lifespans, and less maintenance costs. Advanced Photovoltaic System Design emphasizes the importance of each step of the design process and proper decision-making. About the Series: The Photovoltaics (PV) industry stands on the brink of a revolution. The appeal of a new and growing industry has brought an influx of new PV professionals to the market, but the availability of educational resources has not kept pace with market demands. This gap has led to serious quality and performance issues that the industry will need to face in the decades ahead. The Art and Science of Photovoltaics series was developed to fill this education gap. Each book in the series goes beyond simple systematic processes by tackling performance challenges using a systems perspective. Readers do not learn PV design and installation steps in a vacuum; instead they gain the knowledge and expertise to understand interrelationships and discover new ways to improve their own systems and positively contribute to the industry.

Photovoltaic System Design

Procedures, Tools and Applications

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Author: Suneel Deambi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315354985

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Introducing a Reliable Green Technology That Can Help Improve System Performance Solely centered on photovoltaic (PV) system sizing and the tools used for PV system analysis and design, Photovoltaic System Design: Procedures, Tools and Applications emphasizes the importance of using solar PV technologies for a number of end-use applications, and examines growing interest in solar PV-based projects on a global scale. Written for the system designer/project developer/manufacturer dedicated to correctly sizing a PV system, the book outlines various aspects of PV technology, applications, and programs. It describes key attributes, system design requirements, influence on climatic and site-specific parameters, utilization of simulation procedures, and expected performance. The author includes actual case studies for system designing procedures adopted by various companies and provides a framework for working through both direct and indirect variables under the actual system designing phase. A vital resource essential to your collection, this book: Touches upon the role of renewable energy technologies in a holistic energy scenario Makes a clear categorization of off-grid and on-grid PV applications and discusses advantages and limitations Considers the potential of solar radiation availability Introduces PV system sizing procedures via the modern use of simulation softwares Presents an analysis of actual PV power plant sites when designed via the use of simulation software Determines the weak links in a PV system Brings out the importance of capacity building initiatives vis-à-vis the available range of PV simulation software, tools, and procedures Photovoltaic System Design: Procedures, Tools and Applications provides a clear understanding of the issues that can affect the operation and smooth running of PV facilities and aids in determining photovoltaic system sizing procedures from a variety of end-use considerations. The book encompasses civil, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical, and power systems engineering and is useful to industry professionals involved in solar power plant design.

The Guide to Photovoltaic System Installation

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Author: Gregory W Fletcher

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111639965

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Written with the installing electrician in mind, THE GUIDE TO PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM INSTALLATION provides readers with a simple, straightforward approach to understanding photovoltaic system installation in both residential and light commercial buildings. Filled with illustrations, examples, and multiple opportunities for practice, this comprehensive book includes the most up-to-date information on photovoltaic installation available on the market today. In addition, coverage of topics such as the National Electrical Code© requirements for a photovoltaic system installation ensures that readers will be well prepared for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners' (NABCEP) entry level photovoltaic installer certification exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies

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Author: Ryan Mayfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470912737

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation is on the rise. Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies gives you a comprehensive overview of the history, physics, design, installation, and operation of home-scale solar-panel systems. You'll also get an introduction to the foundational mathematic and electrical concepts you need to understand and work with photovoltaic systems. Covers all aspects of home-scale solar-power systems Viable resource for professionals, students, and technical laymen Can be used to study for the NABCEP exam Whether you're a building professional looking to expand your business and skills to meet the growing demand for solar power installation or are seeking a career in this rapidly expanding field, Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies has you covered!

Handbook for Rooftop Solar Development in Asia

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Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9292548484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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Drawing on the Asian Development Bank's experience installing the rooftop solar photovoltaic system at its headquarters, the Handbook for Rooftop Solar Development in Asia hopes to demystify the process of developing solar photovoltaic projects in urban areas. The handbook provides detailed descriptions and guidance for all stages of development, including initial prefeasibility assessment, design, financing, procurement, and operations and maintenance. The Asian Development Bank hopes that entities looking to take advantage of the benefits of solar photovoltaic systems would find the development process made transparent and streamlined, and that this handbook would encourage the spread of solar photovoltaic systems in cities throughout developing Asia and the Pacific.

Solar Electricity Handbook

A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy : how to Design and Install Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems

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Author: Michael Boxwell

Publisher: Greenstream Publishing

ISBN: 1907670181

Category: Photovoltaic power systems

Page: 197

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The Solar Electricity Handbook is a practical and straightforward guide to using electric solar panels. Assuming no previous knowledge, the book explains how solar panels work, how they can be used and explains the steps you need to take to successfully design and install a solar photovoltaic system from scratch. Accompanying this book is a solar resource website containing lots of useful information, lists of suppliers and on-line solar energy calculators that will simplify the cost analysis and design processes.

Photovoltaics for Professionals

Solar Electric Systems Marketing, Design and Installation

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Author: Antony Falk,Christian Durschner,Karl-Heinz Remmers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134038178

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

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For the building industry, the installation of photovoltaic systems has become a new field of activity. Interest in solar energy is growing and future business prospects are excellent. Photovoltaics for Professionals describes the practicalities of marketing, designing and installing photovoltaic systems, both grid-tied and stand-alone. It has been written for electricians, technicians, builders, architects and building engineers who want to get involved in this expanding industry. It answers all the beginner's questions as well as serving as a textbook and work of reference, provides designers and installers with practical specialist knowledge needed to design and install high quality solar electric systems and gives a comprehensive overview of the major photovoltaic market sectors. Photovoltaics for Professionals contains over 100 full colour illustrations and covers: Marketing and promoting photovoltaics Solar cells, PV modules and the solar resource Grid-tied PV systems Stand-alone PV systems Practical step-by-step examples are described of how to go about installing systems right from the first customer contact and many useful tips are given to help avoid mistakes.

Photovoltaic Systems

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Author: James P. Dunlop

Publisher: Amer Technical Pub

ISBN: 9781935941057

Category: Education

Page: 502

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Photovoltaic Systems is a comprehensive guide to the design and installation of several types of residential and commercial PV systems. Numerous illustrations explain the concepts behind how PV arrays and other components operate, and photographs of actual installations show how components are integrated together to form complete systems. This textbook addresses the PV topics included in the NABCEP Entry Level Program. This new edition also covers 2011 NECr requirements. A CD-ROM is also included with Photovoltaic Systems and contains information to supplement the textbook.

Install Your Own Solar Panels

Designing and Installing a Photovoltaic System to Power Your Home

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Author: Joseph Burdick,Philip Schmidt

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128254

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step photos, veteran solar installer Joseph Burdick and seasoned builder Philip Schmidt teach you how to determine the size, placement, and type of installation you’ll need. This comprehensive DIY guide covers everything from assembling rooftop racking or building a ground-mount structure to setting up the electrical connections and making a battery bank for off-grid systems.

Task Analysis

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Author: N.A

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562862305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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List Price: $24.95 Member Price: $19.95 Quantity: Task Analysis Job analysis can have great organizational value despite the workplace trends that push the boundaries of fluid job roles and responsibilities. This issue explains how to analyze work and work processes using methods such as observation, interviews, checklists, critical incident technique, and process mapping. It provides case studies that illustrate how training practitioners apply the principles of analysis to create training deliverables.