Photovoltaics for Commerical and Utilities Power Generation

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This book provides an in-depth review of the solar industry development, and present-day state of the art, 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. All key aspects of photovoltaic technologies are examined from a theoretical point of view, looking closely at their design parameters, materials, manufacturing, quality and performance. 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.

CONTENTS

1 - Introduction to Solar Energy

2 - Solar Thermal Technologies

3 - Crystalline Silicon PV Technologies

4 - Thin Film PV Technologies

5 - PV Power Generation

6 - Large Scale PV Projects

7 - Utilities, Land, Regulatory, Finance and Legal

8 - PV Energy Markets Now and in the Future

9 - Environment and Safety of PV Technologies

Glossary of Terms

Index

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