A comprehensive tutorial on photovoltaic technology now fully updated to include solar storage and the latest methods for on-site plant measurements
Starting with the basic principles of solar energy, this fully updated, practical text explains the fundamentals of semiconductor physics and the structure and functioning of the solar cell. It describes the latest measurement techniques for solar modules, and the planning and operation of grid-connected and off-grid PV systems.
It also looks at other thin film cells, hybrid wafer cells, and concentrator systems. Additionally, this Second Edition covers solar modules and solar generators; system technology of grid connected plants; the storage of solar energy; photovoltaic measurement technology; the planning and operation of grid-connected systems; economic efficiency of PV systems; and the future development of PV.
Developed to prepare engineering students for the PV industry, this practical text is an essential PV primer.
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Konrad Mertens (Author)
Konrad Mertens, PhD, is Professor at Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany, where he covers the subjects of photovoltaics, sensor technology, and optoelectronics. He is also the founder and head of the university's photovoltaic test lab ...