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Complete Solar Photovoltaics for Residential, Commercial, and Utility Systems Paperback – November 24, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1467974233 ISBN-10: 1467974234

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467974234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467974233
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,706,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The author is a world leading expert on ground based solar radiation. He discovered the “Archimedes Death Ray” effect that occurs in architecture, found unnaturally high levels of solar radiation in human society, discovered radiation suppression by nature, and developed the “Tree Canopy Light Interference”, “Structure Light Interference”, and “Atmospheric Energy Interference” effects for solar radiation.

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Steven started his career at one of the largest university research and teaching hospitals in Europe. Working in the electrical engineering group, he obtained a Bachelors with Honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Human health was a strong draw and he moved into the biomedical team, serving the regions hospitals. During this time he developed a fascination for human illness and disease and the causes of it, many of which were not understood. He joined the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes in 1999 and went to live in La Palma. La Palma is part of the Canary Islands, governed by Spain. During this time he worked with the leading European astronomers and developed his astronomical and optics skills. He became fluent in Spanish and their culture. In 2001 he became a Chartered Electrical Engineer and joined the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. This was the world's leading astronomical facility and home to the world's two largest segmented mirror telescopes. Steven developed segmented optics and interferometry skills while working alongside world leading astronomers. During this time Steven constructed his own off-grid solar powered home in the last of the traditional Hawaiian fishing villages in Miloli'i, Hawaii. He learned Hawaiian Pidgin English and the Hawaiian culture during his time there. In 2006, Steven became the Director of the MDM Observatory in Sells, Arizona, USA. Working for Columbia University and later, Dartmouth College, he developed the facility to modern standards. He learned an appreciation of the native Americans and their culture from the Tohono O'odham Nation. In 2008, Steven joined the solar power revolution that was sweeping the USA and commissioned the largest CIGS thin film solar photovoltaic installation in the world. A year later he commissioned the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the USA. The system rated power was quoted as 25,000,000 watts AC with over 90,500 solar modules that were mounted to 158 single-axis tracker systems in three hundred acres of land. He went on to develop the solar photovoltaic team for a large international company. In 2010 he started to research radiation and publish the leading books on the subject.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dusty Mac on December 3, 2012
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I've been a professional woodworker and machine builder for about 40 years. Designing and making things makes me happy. I bought this book with the thought it would help me design and build a grid-tied solar photovoltaic system. That idea lasted until page 39 where the author states, "You should be expert in predicting albedo before attempting to design a solar power system." Although I know what albedo is, predicting it is another matter. This isn't the sort of encouragement I was looking for, and such hyperbolic statements only make it difficult to embrace the author's authority. Oh well...
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