Grid-Connected & Standalone Solar Systems Design – Phineas S. Malujwa

As promissed, the new technical publication is now available, Grid-Connected & Standalone Solar Systems Design written be Phineas S. Malunjwa MSc, born in Nyamandlovu District, near Bulawayo city, Zimbabwe, he obtained his Masters of Science degree (Electrical Eng.) in 1985.

He worked for 9 years as a senior electrical building services engineer in the Public Works Department (Zimbabwe) and was involved in the design and inspection of solar energy projects. In addition he organized and chaired meetings, on solar energy projects, with engineers from the Public Works Department (Zimbabwe) and the Department of Energy (Zimbabwe).
From 12th to 16th February 1996, Phienas participated in a UNESCO sponsored sub-regional workshop entitled “Renewable Energy Sources”, held at SIRDC (Scientific & Industrial Research & Development Centre), Harare, Zimbabwe.

Book Synopsis:

The production of solar electricity is not as straight forward as that of conventional 9781912505319Electricity. This fact is explained by Chapter 2 (2. The Sun’s Energy), in order to adequately equip the designer with the knowledge of how to make use of the available Sunlight. Solar Cell Technology and Solar Cell efficiency, for both crystalline silicon and thin film cells, are discussed and explained, with the aim of enabling the designer/installer to make a better judgement/understanding when selecting type of module to use.

A proper selection of P.V. components is very essential for the P.V. system to function properly and to produce the expected power output. Components for both grid-connected and standalone P.V. systems, are adequately discussed and explained to enable the designer/installer to make an informed decision in the selection of components for the P.V. System.

Possible power losses from the P.V. system have been pointed out and how these power losses can be mitigated, have been discussed and explained. Therefore, the designer will be able to evaluate the actual power output from the P.V. System. Examples are given, e.g. 3.2 Example 3, showing how to determine energy available to the consumer, and 3.3 Example 4, showing how to determine size of P.V. array (KW). Other examples worked out, for both grid-connected and Standalone P.V. Systems, show adequate detail to the designer/Installer, on how to achieve a properly designed and installed P.V. system.

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New book soon to be released – Grid-connected & Standalone Solar System Design by Phineas Malunjwa

Born on 29th of March 1943, in Nyamandlovu District, near Bulawayo city, Zimbabwe, Phineas S. Malunjwa obtained his Masters of Science degree (Electrical Eng.) in 1985.
He worked for 9 years as a senior electrical building services engineer in the Public Works Department (Zimbabwe) and was involved in the design and inspection of solar energy projects. In addition he organized and chaired meetings, on solar energy projects, with engineers from the Public Works Department (Zimbabwe) and the Department of Energy (Zimbabwe).

From 12th to 16th February 1996, Phineas participated in a UNESCO sponsored sub-regional workshop entitled “Renewable Energy Sources”, held at SIRDC (Scientific & Industrial Research & Development Centre), Harare, Zimbabwe.

His interest in solar energy (as renewable energy) led him to write this book aimed at designers and installers to assist them in making the most informed decisions when designing and installing P.V. (photo voltaic) systems.

Out at the end of September 2018.

Diagnositc Skills

Re-introducing “Diagnostic Skills” by James M. Watterson.

Diagnostics Skills will help you be more Proactive and less Reactive in tackling theWatterson - DS everyday equipment and asset problems within your organisation.

If you are in training and as you face a variety of Training Challenges, Diagnostic Skills will help you understand such techniques as Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Failure Mode & Expect Analysis (FMEA), Cause & Effect Charts, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and finally a simple approach to Condition Based Monitoring.

Someone has rightly commented: When all you have is a hammer it s easy to see every problem as a nail.

Diagnostic Skills will take you far beyond that, in a simple, clear and concise way to help you control those myriad of gremlins that continually effect the Efficiency of your equipment resulting in lower Productivity.

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