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Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design

PHOTOVOLTAICS (PV) IS THE science of using energy from the sun to make electricity. Designing effective and reliable PV systems requires understanding both the art and science of photovoltaics and applying the skills, strategies, and techniques necessary to meet specific design goals and objectives.

This chapter discusses photovoltaic (PV) systems design. An overview of PV systems development begins the chapter. You will also read about module and circuit design and learn about the structure and function of conductors, insulators, and solar cells. This chapter also includes an overview of solar cell types.

Topics & Concepts

This chapter covers the following topics and concepts:

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