This document gives detailed guidance on all technical topics pertinent to the design and installation of solar powered water systems within the rural water supply context. The motivation for this document is to provide guidance that is based upon internationally recognized technical standards and to provide instruction for fulfilling those standards.
The technical basis for this guidance document is the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) International Standard 62253, Photovoltaic pumping systems – Design qualification and performance measurements.
Additional materials and instruction will be forthcoming, including example Terms of Reference documents and guidance, example Bill of Quantities examples and guidance, advanced design examples, and case studies from various regions of the world.
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