Photovoltaics for Residential Applications

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    The information presented on the pages that follow has been prepared as an introduction for architects and technologists involved in residential photovoltaics use. The material is intended to inform the reader about the parts of a residential PV system and considerations relevant to PV's use in homes that are also tied to utility lines. It supplements material in Basic Photovoltaic Principles andMethods, providing a framework for understanding basic design considerations for residential PV systems; it should not be used for design purposes. The reader in need of design information is referred to the Design Handbook for Photovoltaic Systems. Additional information may be found in the Sandia Laboratory series of 13 topical reports to be published during 1984. The series will provideextensive coverage of a broad range of information relating to residential PV system designs including system feasibility, utility-based value and system impacts, institutional requirements, system performance/economic modeling, software, tradeoffs and options, array subsystem design, power controls, power control/array interface, safety start-up and checkout, energy storage and direct current(dc) loads, and PV/thermal flat-plate collectors.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages23
    StatePublished - 1984

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SP-281-2190


    • electricity
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • residential applications


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