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1. What Isa Solar Electric or Photovoltaic (PV) System?
The Three Types of PV Power Systems
The Advantages of PV Power Systems
2. What PhotovoltaicsCan Do for You
The Limitations of PV Power Systems
Cottages and Residences
3. Photovoltaics at Work in Canada
Power for Remote Lodges
Photovoltaics in Agriculture
A PV System to Suit Your Particular Power Requirements
Be Prepared
Where to Find PV Systems
4. Buying YourPhotovoltaic System
Choosing a Dealer
Making a Decision
Installation
Mounting the PV Array
5. Installingand Maintaining Your Photovoltaic System
Housing the Batteries
Maintenance
Step 1. Estimate Your Power and Energy Needs
6. EstimatingYour Needs
Step 2. Make a Rough Evaluation of PV System Size
Example 1. Summer Cabin Power System – The Smiths
7. Sizing WorksheetExamples
Example 2. Year-Round Remote Residential Power System – The Wongs
PV Technology
8. Technical Information on Photovoltaic System Components
Other Components in PV Systems
Appendix A:Worksheet to Evaluate System Size
Step 2. Make a Rough Evaluation of PV System Size
Typical Power Ratings of Some Common Appliances
Appendix B:Typical Loads
Comparison of Typical Lighting Systems
Appendix C: Energy-Efficient Lighting
Glossary
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Photovoltaic Systems - Buyer's Guide

Photovoltaic Systems - Buyer's Guide

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Published by: Danny Lister on Mar 15, 2011
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