Energy & Power
Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies
By Anthony Capkun
Newly published, “Photovoltaic Design & Installation for Dummies” (Wiley Publishing, Inc.) aims to enlighten readers about the ins and outs of solar power. It is authored by Ryan Mayfield, president of Renewable Energy Associates—a consulting firm providing design, support, and educational services for commercial photovoltaic systems. This step-by-step guide takes you from learning the parts of a PV system to the final working solution. The book helps you tackle key concepts, mathematical and electrical fundamentals, and overall process. Lessons include: Piecing Together Your Photovoltaic System Design; Before Survey to First Installation—Overlooked Tips; Safety First, Solar Energy Second; Perfecting the Nuances: Don’t Miss a Ray; Big Brother’s Watching: Avoiding Code Mistakes.