Solar Power and Photovoltaics: Complete Guide to Home Electricity and Heating, Solar Panels, Financing, Advanced Designs, Solar Cell Research and Development, Concentrating (DVD-ROM)

This electronic book on DVD-ROM provides an unprecedented encyclopedic collection of authoritative official documents, reference books, guides, handbooks, and technical reports about every conceivable aspect of solar power, heating, electricity, and research - with over 80,000 pages of invaluable material presented in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. This incredible library, encompassing over 3 gigabytes of data, has been revised and updated for this 2011 edition. Progressive Management has been a leader in renewable energy publishing for nearly a decade, and we believe that this exceptional collection provides the most comprehensive set of government solar energy documents ever offered! If you have a professional or personal interest in solar energy, you will find this disc to be an effective, time-saving, and practical source of ready-to-use information. Federal documents cover the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Photovoltaics Program; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Center for Photovoltaics; Photovoltaics for Buildings; Photovoltaics Silicon Materials Research; Solar Decathlon; Amorphous Silicon; NREL Solid State Theory Group and Solid State Spectroscopy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Environmental Safety & Health; DOE Climate Challenge; National Center for Photovoltaics; Photovoltaics Research & Development; Photovoltaic Silicon Materials Research; Amorphous Silicon; Solid State Theory; Spectroscopy. National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) Partnership Opportunities; PV Roadmap; Physics and Design of Solar Cells; R & D Partner Fact Sheets. Photovoltaics for Buildings coverage includes: Learn About PV; Homes and Commercial Buildings; Whole-Building Design; Solar Electricity; New Applications and Lessons Learned Report, much more. Viable solar energy technology topics covered include: Solar Cells * photovoltaic (PV) power * flat-plate PV * concentrating PV * off-grid * on-grid * conversion efficiencies * solar thermal electric * the existing solar industry * DOE research goals and targets * Thermal dishes * towers * troughs * central generation * passive solar * solar water heating * solar heating and lighting * nanotechnology solar cells * organic solar cells * abbreviations and acronyms. Building America Best Practices Series High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems - This best-practices document provides an introduction to current photovoltaic and solar thermal building practices. The national commitment to solar technology involves homes that will use at least 50% less utility energy, Zero Energy Homes (ZEH). Contents include: Solar Sells: Closing the Deal * Solar-Thermal Water Heating * Photovoltaic Power Generation * Planning and Orientation * Rack-Mounted Systems * Worker Safety * Solar Ready * Looking Back, Looking Ahead * Case Studies * Borrower's Guide: About Today's Solar Systems, Photovoltaic Power Systems, Solar Thermal Systems, Financing Programs, Federal Home Mortgage Loan Corporation, Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, HUD, VA, EPA, SBA, Solar Energy Terms. * Heat Your Water with the Sun: Would you like to learn more about how the sun can help meet your home's heating needs without straining your budget? Today's solar heating systems not only keep swimming pools warm - they can also heat much of your home's water and interior space. * A Homebuilder's Guide to Going Solar is designed to help you assess the benefits to your business and customers of installing solar equipment or making your houses solar-ready. The information comes from studies of builders who have successfully integrated solar into their operations as well as conversations with builders and solar professionals. * Solar for Farms and Ranches: Solar-generated electricity now makes economic sense on farms and ranches.