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The Photovoltaic Systems Training Resource Guide is a compendium of sixteen individual Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations covering all aspects of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems technology and deployment. It addresses the fundamentals and applications, as well as the details of system components, designs and installations. This resource guide was developed to assist faculty and instructors in developing and teaching courses on PV systems. It is intended as a companion resource to be used in conjunction with the textbook Photovoltaic Systems, authored by James P. Dunlop, and published by the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) and American Technical Publishers (ATP). Together, the textbook and resource guide can be used to deliver courses from introductory to advanced levels, and for a diversity of audiences ranging from entry-level young adult learners, to incumbent professionals in related trades and disciplines.


The Photovoltaic Systems Training Resource Guide is a unique and comprehensive set of instructional materials and information on PV systems not found collectively from any other single publication or source. Key features include:
  • Fully editable Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations covering all 15 chapters in the Photovoltaic Systems textbook, and an additional chapter on PV System Safety.
  • Nearly 1000 total slides, and over 200 new illustrations and photographs not contained in the Photovoltaic Systems textbook or other instructor resources.
  • Note pages for every slide with commentary, suggested exercises, and references to publications, websites, codes and standards, and page numbers and applicable content from the Photovoltaic Systems textbook and CD-ROM.
  • Covers new requirements for PV installations adopted in the 2011 National Electrical Code and proposed regulations for the 2012 International Fire Code.


View the contents of the Photovoltaic Systems Training Resource Guide here.

Product Delivery

This product is a download. It consists of a single ZIP® file containing all the material listed on the contents page. This ZIP® file is compatible with most Windows and Mac operating systems. You will need Microsoft PowerPoint® 2003 (with compatibility pack)/2007/2010 or OpenOffice to view these files. Please verify that you can read ZIP® files and PowerPoint® files before purchasing this product. Please refer to the download instructions for information.

User Agreement

The Photovoltaic Systems Training Resource Guide is intended for non-commercial, fair-use educational purposes only. The PowerPoint® presentations may be used in whole or in part by instructors for presentations and the development of curriculum, expressly for the delivery of courses or training programs by authorized individuals, organizations or institutions. No part of the Guide may be resold, copied, or repackaged in any way for distribution, or used in other publications or training materials for sale without the express permission of the author. The author makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or application of the information provided. Reference to any specific commercial product or manufacturer does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. By accessing these materials, users acknowledge that they understand and agree to the conditions of use, and assume all accountability for the use or misuse of the information contained therein.

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