Renewable Power and Energy, Volume I: Photovoltaic Systems

Gary D. Price

In Stock Date: 
08/09/2018
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781947083868
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781947083875
Pages: 
182
Binding Type: 
Softcover

Photovoltaic power systems are becoming a signi cant source of energy in our energy resource mix today. It is essential these systems are reliable, safe and secure. Precise engineering design is required to insure these new power systems meet these requirements. In particular, interconnected systems with existing utility power systems must operate in synchronism and improve overall quality of the electrical power grid.

This book is intended to identify and explain engineering procedures for the design and operation of photovoltaic systems. It includes a review of conventional electrical power systems as implemented in the United States and common to all electrical systems throughout the world and introduces other types of renewable energy systems. The heart of the book is focused on the design of interconnected and stand-alone PV systems– battery storage is becoming an integral part of PV systems, and a significant portion of the text is dedicated to energy storage for stand-alone and back-up power systems. The author also highlights how economics and structural considerations are an essential part of the engineering design process.

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Gary D. Price

Gary Price

Gary D. Price is an affiliate professor at the Metro State University of Denver. He teaches a renewable energy course for the electrical engineering technology (EET) department. Gary also owns Sunnyside Solar, a renewable energy company that designs and installs solar electric systems for residential and commercial customers. Gary holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University, an MS degree in electrical power engineering from the University of Colorado, and an MBA degree in finance from the University of Denver.