Chapter 5. Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems

  1. Ursula Eicker

Published Online: 19 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470868341.ch5

Solar Technologies for Buildings

Solar Technologies for Buildings

How to Cite

Eicker, U. (2003) Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems, in Solar Technologies for Buildings, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470868341.ch5

Author Information

  1. University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471486374

Online ISBN: 9780470868348



  • photovoltaic (PV) systems;
  • solar cell technologies;
  • cast-resin technology;
  • series resistance;
  • system engineering;
  • inverters transformation efficiency;
  • building integration solutions;
  • grid-connected photovoltaic systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Structure of grid-connected systems

  • Solar cell technologies

  • Module technology

  • Building integration and costs

  • Energy production and the performance ratio of PV systems

  • Physical fundamentals of solar electricity production

  • Current-voltage characteristics

  • PV performance with shading

  • Simple temperature model for PV modules

  • System engineering