• Photovoltaic Systems Engineering, 3rd Edition, 2010, by Roger Messenger and Jerry Ventre—ISBN 978-1-4398-0292-2, CRC Press LLC.  This text covers fundamental and advanced system design principles for PV systems. It includes numerous sizing, design, and code calculations and examples and is suitable for both advanced undergraduate and graduate level design courses. Textbooks, References and Other Instructional Resources Textbooks, References and Other Instructional Resources
  • Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding, NEC-2011—ISBN 1-890659-57-6. International Association of Electrical Inspectors. This reference provides a fundamental and in-depth discussion on grounding and bonding all electrical systems. Complementary instructional resources and study guides are available.
  • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI Standard 7-10—American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia, available at www.asce.org/codes-standards/list (Note: Both the book and CD are available at http://www.asce.org/Books-and Journals).   PV designers have a much greater need for this reference than PV system installers. However, installers should be introduced to this document, informed that it is the basis for the structural requirements in most building codes, and presented information on how most installation contractors satisfy those requirements.
  • 2009 International Building Code® and 2009 International Residential Code®—International Code Council (ICC).  These model building codes are adopted in all U.S. states and territories by nearly every jurisdiction, and govern all aspects of commercial and residential building construction. In particular, the ICC codes have adopted the National Electrical Code® and the ASCE 7 standard.
  • Battery Service Manual, 12th Edition—Battery Council InternationalThis reference provides details of maintenance requirements, practices, and procedures for lead-acid batteries.
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating, by Daniel Atcheson, 2006—ISBN 978-1-57218-007-9, Craftsman Book Company.  This work provides details of typical roof construction methods and materials, including weather-sealing techniques, and applies to roof-mounted PV installations. Textbooks, References and Other Instructional Resources
  • Electrical Safety in the Workplace, NFPA 70E, 2012—National Fire Protection Association. This standard defines safe working practices for electrical system installations and is referenced in the National Electrical Code and OSHA standards. It provides guidance on defining the extent and magnitude of electrical hazards and permissible methods for avoiding or mitigating the hazards, including specifications for personal protective equipment.
  • National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction, ANSI/AWC NDS-2012—American Wood Council. This reference provides methods for determining withdrawal loads for screw and other attachments to wood structural members. It is especially useful for structural calculations for roof-mounted PV arrays and other solar collectors.
  • IEEE Standards Association. The IEEE publishes consensus standards on a variety of electrical technologies, including PV systems under IEEE Working Group SCC 21.
  • International Electrotechincal Commission (IEC). This organization coordinates and produces consensus international standards, including standards for PV systems and components under the TC82 working group.
 

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