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Understanding Photovoltaics Study Guide
Member Price$50.00
Non-Member Price$60.00
Merchandise Description


Field tested by hundreds of students in schools around the U.S., this easy-to-follow text is designed to take an extremely "non-technical" student with zero background in PV, and literally teach them how to design and install a variety of residential PV systems.

This text is also designed to help prepare students who wish to sit for industry-accepted certification programs such as the ETA Level 1 PV Certification or the NABCEP PV Certificate Program. Each chapter contains multiple choice review questions, as well as labs that comply with "hands-on" requirement of the ETA certification.

This 268-page textbook includes the following chapters: 
* Introduction to Photovoltaics 
* Solar Cells and Solar Modules 
* Types of Photovoltaic Systems 
* Basic Electrical Concepts 
* Parts of the PV System 
* Conducting a Site Survey 
* Designing the System 
* Paperwork 
* Installing the Balance of Systems 
* Testing and Commissioning the System 
* System Maintenance and Troubleshooting

also included... 
* Chapter Objectives 
* 200 Chapter Review Questions 
* 23 Hands-On Labs 
* 173 Illustrations and Tables 
* Easy-to-Read narrative 
* Highlighted and Indexed Terms
* Updated with Changes from the 2014 NEC

For Instructors:

  • Classroom Power Points available that correspond to the text
  • FREE Desk Copies available for review (simply contact us at to discuss)
  • Detailed answer keys for practice problems,
  • Dozens of practice scenarios with answer key,
  • Lab instruction and notes.
  • Lab kits are also available.
  • Updated annually.
  • Electronic versions available.