Solar Photovoltaic Energy
This professional manual on photovoltaic energy gives designers, installers and managers the tools and methods for:
- the effective writing of technical reports
- calculating, installing and maintaining the necessary components (solar panels, batteries, charge controllers, conductors, etc.)
with the aim of designing and putting in place photovoltaic installations adapted to specific needs, conserving energy and taking into account both the opportunities and limits of this new energy.
It gives a detailed account of the physical phenomena (conversion and storage of solar energy) as well as the available technology and the technology currently in development.
This edition includes a number of updates on the economical and technical aspects of this energy, as well as exploring the possibilities of connecting it to a network of photovoltaic systems.
This book is an essential tool for technicians and engineers involved in the field of solar energy (installers and users), as well as professional researchers. It will also be a useful reference for engineering students, including those in electronic engineering.
About the Author
Anne Labouret is a Doctor of Engineering. She began her career in the research and development of solar cells and panels made from a thin silicon layer. Manager of the company SOLEMS, she works on the development of photovoltaic energy in companies by offering tailor-made solutions.
Michel Villoz is an electrical engineer from the École Polytechnique de Lausanne. He has worked for more than 20 years in the manufacturing of photovoltaic cells, and in the measurement, system design and development of electronics for the company DYNATEX. From 1999 to 2004 he specialised in Task 3 (systems) within the photovoltaic programme of the International Energy Agency.