Solar PV Power

Solar PV Power

Design, Manufacturing and Applications from Sand to Systems

1st Edition - November 28, 2020

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  • Authors: Rabindra Satpathy, Venkateswarlu Pamuru
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176276
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176269

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Description

Solar PV Power: Design, Manufacturing and Applications from Sand to Systems details developments in the solar cell manufacturing process, including information from system design straight through to the entire value chain of Solar PV Manufacturing. In addition, the book includes aspects of ground mounted grid connected solar PV systems and optimization for solar PV plants, economic analyses, and reliability and performance. The advances and processes of solar product technology and reliability, along with the performance of solar PV plants and operational and maintenance aspects with advance diagnostic techniques are also presented, making this an ideal resource. With rapid change in the manufacturing process, it is crucial for solar cells and solar PV modules to adapt to new developments in solar products, especially with regard to reliability, financial aspects and performance.

Key Features

  • Includes detailed solar panel module assembly and analysis
  • Offers new concepts for solar PV system design that are presented alongside field related issues and examples
  • Saves time and resources by collecting all pieces of information needed by engineers in the same text

Readership

Solar design engineers, Solar PV Researchers, Solar complete value chain manufacturing managers, procurement managers, financial experts of solar PV business, investors and developers of Solar PV Power systems. Specifically, Engineers, Managers, Operation & Maintenance Technicians

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 – Manufacturing of Polysilicon
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    Chapter 2 – Silicon crystal growth process
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    Chapter 3 - A. Silicon Wafer manufacturing process- conventional
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    B. Silicon Wafer manufacturing process- New approach
    Chapter 4- Manufacturing of Crystalline Silicon solar cells
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    Chapter 5 - Manufacturing of Crystalline Silicon Solar PV Module
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    Chapter 6 - Solar PV Systems and Applications
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    Chapter 7 - Off-Grid Solar PV Systems
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    Chapter 8 - Rooftop and BIPV Solar PV Systems
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    Chapter 9 - Grid Connected Solar PV Power Systems
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    Chapter 10 - Grid Integration & Performance of Solar PV Power Systems
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    BIBILOGRAPHY
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    REFERENCES
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru
    ANNEXURES
    Rabindra Kumar Satpathy and Venkateswarlu Pamuru

Product details

  • No. of pages: 520
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: November 28, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176276
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176269

About the Authors

Rabindra Satpathy

Rabindra Kumar Satpathy is an electrical engineering graduate from NIT, Warangal. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in renewable energy: in the field of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems, wind power generation and others. He started his solar career in Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA), installing India’s first 25 Kwp solar PV diesel hybrid system, PV wind hybrid system, 1.1 MW wind farm from 1984 to 1990. Rabindra Kumar Satpathy served as a key member of the management team in Tata BP Solar, Bangalore from 1990 to 2002 and was instrumental in setting up India’s first 5MW project in Rajasthan and 1 MW Rooftop project for Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi as President of Reliance Industries Limited-Solar Group between 2007 and 2013. He was also involved in establishing solar modules and cell factories as well as planning for large manufacturing facilities from polysilicon to systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

ExCo and Board Member of International Solar Energy Society (ISES) with HQ, Freiburg, Germany

Venkateswarlu Pamuru

Venkateswarlu Pamuru holds a Ph. D degree in Material Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He worked for the Indian Space Research Organisation, Govt. of India for 23 years as a Scientist in the Solar Panels Division and was involved in the development of Space Solar Panel Technology with Si, GaAs and Multijunction solar cells. He worked as a Project Manager for Solar Array for INSAT-2C & INSAT- 2D Satellites and was involved in the design, manufacturing and testing of solar panels for satellites. He was involved in establishment of Si solar cell and module manufacturing lines and developed the fabrication process and produced modules in Moserbaer Photovoltaics Ltd, and in Reliance Industries Ltd, India. Dr. Pamuru is involved in the design and engineering of roof top and ground mounted solar PV power systems and monitoring the O&M aspects of solar PV plants.

Affiliations and Expertise

General Manager, Engineering, Quanta Power Solutions India Pvt ltd

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  • Mr S. Wed Apr 28 2021

    I strongly believe that this book will be very useful for all students, teachers & professionals practicing engineers

    The author has covered a comprehensive manufacturing process steps, in-line quality check points of silicon-based PV products right from sand to polysilicon to ingot to wafer to solar cell to module including specs & bill of materials (BOM) required at different stages. The book has also described the need of the silicon based module reliability testing refer to IEC 61215 to measure the performance of the panels even after 25 years of system operation. The systems design has also coved in-depth design of complete solar PV systems & applications on off-grid, rooftop, BIPV, conventional ground mounted & Floating Solar grid tied systems. The book describes in detail Solar PV Systems including water pumping, home lighting, refrigeration, telecommunications, oil & gas platforms, cathodic protection, space, micro-grid, hybrid power, transport highways etc. It has also given the detailed description of design & construction of ground mounted grid tied PV system with balance of systems (BOS) the civil works with foundations & structures with Fixed tilt & tracker System with bifacial modules & also the electrical components including specification, integration & Also with energy storage application. finally the book has coved few critical parameter for the performance of power plant (PR, PLF etc) for delivering expected power as per design & also coved operation & maintenance (OM) to achieve the desired LCOE. Note that I am working more than 28 years in International PV Industries & overall 35 years in Electronics Industries. I have not seen any single book that covered such a wide range of topics including manufacturing processes, design & construction of PV Power Plants (off-grid & grid ) & Operation & Maintenance. I strongly believe that this book will be very useful for all students, teachers & professionals practicing engineers in the field of solar photovoltaics.

  • Mr S. Wed Apr 21 2021

    'a must read for all students, teachers and practicing engineers in the field of solar photovoltaics'

    The “Solar PV Power” book is one of the most comprehensive on manufacturing of solar cells and panels, design of complete solar photovoltaic systems and applications including “Off Grid” and “Grid Connected”. The details given in the book show the in-depth and practical knowledge of the authors. The book describes the manufacturing processes of silicon solar cells starting from the raw material, purification, crystal growth, ingot growth and casting, wafer manufacturing, making of solar cells and finally integration of cells to form panels. Description of the whole process from raw material to panels does not leave out even minute details of the process. The book also describes the various tests needed to confirm the reliability of manufacturing and to measure the performance of the panels and the systems. The book describes in detail the solar systems and applications, including, lighting, water pumping, refrigeration, telecommunications, oil and gas platforms, space applications, transport solar highways just to name a few. It also gives detailed description of design and construction methods of off-grid systems, rooftop and BIPV systems and grid connected small as well as large systems. For design and construction, this book describes the civil works, such as foundations and structures, and the electrical works including specification of the components and their integration. The book also describes the batteries for energy storage. I am amazed at the depth and comprehensiveness of the information in the book. For anyone interested in design of solar PV systems, from small off-grid systems to large solar power plants, this book provides anything and everything you need to know. Also for anyone interested in manufacturing of silicon solar cells and panels, this book is indispensable. I have been teaching solar energy for more than 30 years and have gone through most of the books that have been published on this topic. I have not seen another book with so much detailed practical knowledge of the manufacturing processes, design and construction, and operations and maintenance of solar power systems. This book is a must read for all students, teachers and practicing engineers in the field of solar photovoltaics.