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A Practical Guide to Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Technicians

By Jean-Paul Louineau
ISBN: 9781853396595
An ideal addition to the toolkit of anyone involved in the installation of solar powered photovoltaic systems, this practical guide provides step-by-step explanations of the process by which technicians can estimate the requirements of PV systems and guides the reader through the set-up and running of such systems.

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  • Synopsis
    An ideal addition to the toolkit of anyone involved in the installation of solar powered photovoltaic systems, this practical guide provides step-by-step explanations of the process by which technicians can estimate the requirements of PV systems and guides the reader through the set-up and running of such systems. Produced in a durable paperback edition and heavily illustrated with photos and charts, the guide is specifically designed for use in the field and has been extensively tested in training centres in Africa and other regions. A list of references to further reading resources is also provided.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface
    1. Objective
    2. Units of measure and basic formulae for electricity and energy 3. Introduction to small solar photovoltaic systems
    4. The client: meeting his or her needs
    5. Photovoltaic modules
    6. Charge regulator
    7. Batteries
    8. Loads and inverters
    9. Choice of cables and electrical protection equipment
    10. Quality control and procurement advice
    11. Installation of solar systems
    12. Maintenance and servicing of small solar systems systems 13. Recurrent recurrent problems and solutions
    14. List of necessary tools
    15. For further information
    16. Glossary
    17. Annexes
  • Endorsements
    ‘Being in the rural areas in Mali, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, I visited many solar technicians in rural areas, they all had the French version of the Practical Guide and were using it daily.’ ‘Several technical schools in West Africa use this practical guide during their electricity lessons and practical classes for teaching their students installation, maintenance and servicing of solar systems.’ ‘One of our partners in development, URDT in Uganda, uses the practical guide in training community based technicians. Their female solar trainer is very enthusiastic about the Practical Guide.’ Willeke Parmentier, ETC Energy/Technical Training Programme
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Jean-Paul Louineau
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 100
    Format Paperback / softback
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