Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems - A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers (2nd edition)

The German Solar Energy Society 
James and James  June 2004  

PB Wiro with Spine  396pp  ISBN 9781844074426      £100.00
The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the state of the art in technology and concepts, including: new chapters on marketing and the history of PV; new information on the photovoltaic market; new material on lightning protection; a new section on building integrated systems; and new graphics, data and photos.

  • Offers comprehensive guidance for professionals who wish to install photovoltaic technology; in full colour throughout.
  • Includes checklists for project managers, a review of relevant simulation tools plus data on selected regional, national and international renewable energy support programmes
  • Written by experts, offering practical insight into the application of this technology

Growth in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide continues to increase. In parallel, appropriate standards and certification schemes are being developed. During this transition period, clear guidance is crucial for integrating this technology into working practices of professionals in the building sector. This book offers such guidance,detailing every subject necessary for succesful project implementation, from the technical design to the legal and market issues of PV installation. Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of the core components, this guide comprehensively covers system design, economic analysis, installation, operation and maintenance of PV systems.


  • Foreword
  • Photovoltaic Basics
  • PV Modules and Other Components of Grid-Connected Systems
  • Site Surveys and Shading Analysis
  • Planning and Sizing Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
  • System Sizing, Design and Simulation Software
  • Mounting Systems and Building Integration
  • Installing, Commissioning and Operating Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
  • Stand-alone Photovoltaic Systems
  • Economics and Environmental Issues
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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