Photovoltaics for Commercial and Utilities Power Generation

Photovoltaics for Commercial and Utilities Power Generation

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In-depth review of the solar industry development emphasizing current and future applications of photovoltaic equipment in the commercial and utility energy sectors, and highlighting its use in large scale power generating plants operating in the U.S. deserts. Practical applications are also covered, focusing on large scale photovoltaics as a major alternative energy source. The author examines the advantages and disadvantages of each of today's solar technologies, and projects them into the future in search of optimized niche markets and maximum utilization. Key technical issues related to manufacturing and test procedures, product quality and safety, field performance, environmental impact, and other critical issues are thoroughly analyzed. Lack of standardized manufacturing processes and operating procedures, fluctuating political and regulatory policies, and the different financing, legal and marketing aspects of the solar industry are among the topics discussed in detail as well.Inverters are designed to properly and efficiently convert the variable DC output from PV modules in the field, into a clean sinusoidal 50 or 60 Hz AC electric current at specified voltage, which is then sent directly to the electrical grid, or to ... Power control, data transfer and communications capability are usually included in a good inverter design, in order for the ... The brain of the inverter is a realtime microcontroller, which executes the very precise algorithms required to invert the DCanbsp;...

Title:Photovoltaics for Commercial and Utilities Power Generation
Author:Anco S. Blazev
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc - 2013-07-16


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