Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Applications – Textbook / eBook Bundle

Solar Energy International was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational organization. Our mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communities, and businesses worldwide.  The solar industry is growing like never before, and SEI remains the number one choice for information and education, both for those new to the field and industry veterans who wish to further their knowledge.  

Approved by NABCEP as a Primary Reference, this textbook/eBook bundle is the leading adopted textbook by solar training programs all over the United States and internationally.  Printed in full color, and loaded with photos of real-world installations, interviews with industry insiders, and extensive examples, the Solar Electric Handbook: Photovoltaic Fundamentals is an in-depth exploration of the core concepts necessary to design and install photovoltaic (solar electric) systems.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Overview of Renewable Energy and the Solar Industry
Chapter 1: The Case for Renewable Energy
Chapter 2: An Overview of Photovoltaics and the Solar Industry

Unit 2: Electricity and Components
Chapter 3: Basics of Electricity
Chapter 4: Components

Unit 3: Modules, Series and Parallel, and Meters
Chapter 5: Photovoltaic (PV) Modules
Chapter 6: Series and Parallel Connections with Modules
Chapter 7: Testing Modules with a Multimeter

Unit 4: Solar Site Analysis and Mounting
Chapter 8: Solar Site Analysis
Chapter 9: Mounting
Chapter 10: Roofing Systems

Unit 5: Grid-Direct System Sizing
Chapter 11: Implementing Efficiency
Chapter 12: Grid-Direct Inverters
Chapter 13: Grid-Direct System Sizing

Unit 6: Grounding, Wiring, and Overcurrent Protection
Chapter 14: Grounding
Chapter 15: Wiring
Chapter 16: Disconnects, Overcurrent Protection, and Series Fusing
Chapter 17: Basics of Service Panel Connections

Unit 7: Safely Installing and Commissioning Grid-Direct Systems
Chapter 18: Jobsite Safety Chapter 19: Safe Procedures for Installation and Commissioning

Unit 8: Battery-Based Systems
Chapter 20: Battery-Based Systems Overview
Chapter 21: Introduction to Battery-Based System Sizing


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