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New Photovoltaic Systems Textbook


NJATC Publishes First Photovoltaic Textbook

From: Electrical Contracting Products Magazine

BETHESDA, MD — The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) announced the publication of a groundbreaking work, Photovoltaic Systems — the first comprehensive guide to the installation of commercial and residential solar energy systems.

"Renewable resources such as solar power have become increasingly important, but no authoritative reference to the design, installation and evaluation of photovoltaic (PV) systems existed within the industry. This work is not just the first but the only textbook currently available in the field," says Todd Stafford, senior director of instrumentation, alternative energy and International Training Center for NJATC.

Authored by Jim Dunlop, leading renewable energy expert and curriculum specialist for NJATC, with Stafford as technical editor, the textbook covers the principles of photovoltaics— the direct conversion of solar energy into electricity — and how to effectively incorporate it into stand-alone or utility-connected electrical systems. Detailed illustrations clarify the concepts behind PV-system operation, while photographs of actual installations show how components are integrated to form complete PV systems. In addition, an accompanying CD-ROM provides interactive worksheets, quizzes, calculators, video clips and animated graphics depicting PV principles and operation and links to additional resources. The work is published and available through American Technical Publications.

Stafford says NJATC — a joint program of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)— has been training journeymen in the design and installation of solar energy systems for more than a decade.

"The new textbook is the culmination of years of experience, and now stands at the center of our training, together with other specially developed course materials," Stafford says. "Our journeymen come to the course with thousands of hours of experience in wiring and general construction. Our course marries those skill sets to the creation of state-of-the-art solar energy systems. It's the only course of its kind in the industry, and it's producing the highly skilled workers creating today's efficient and cost-effective PV systems."
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