We get so many questions from readers, saying that they want to size and design a solar pv system for their home, and that they would like to learn how to do it properly. I mean like the professionals do it. The truth is that this critical first step in any solar pv design requires quite a bit of expertise and a certain level of mathematics.
Like any repeatative task, solar pv system design has been made easier and faster through the use of modern computers. There are several software packages on the market that let you determine who much solar energy will be available over the course of a year in the location that you pick.
The Secret to any Home or Commercial Solar Electricity PV System.
Solar PV is the most common short form for solar photo-voltaic systems. Silicon based materials mixed with other elements ( this is called doping ), to form the solar cell.
Groups of cells are arranged together in a structure making a solar panel or module.
These solar modules are then group into arrays according to the power required. These modules, which can produce different voltages and currents need to be wired together to support the needs of what ever home (s), businesses to systems.
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These same software packages allow you to size and design the solar electricity system to your requirements.
It is critical to the performance of the system and the expectations of the home owner that the system is designed using the proper assumptions.
In this webinar, the German software package PVSYST, ( the Germans are so far ahead when it come to solar electricity ), so it is bit of a commercial for product but really the basics that your will learn will be the same for any commercially available software package.
In the US for example almost all of the new electricity generation in the last few years has been from renewable technology. Wind has led the way for now, but solar pv arrays for homes, businesses and utilities is starting to take over as the industry leader. The time to convert your home to solar pv if not now, then when? The time to switch careers or choose your first one into the solar energy industry is now.
Learning to design a solar pv system
So here is the webinar lecture entitled : Demonstration of PV Design Using PVSYST with Dr. Jeffery Lee Johnson.
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