Jones & Bartlett Learning Offers Two New Series Covering Photovoltaic and Wind Power for Alternative & Renewable Energy Technology Education and Training

Alternative energy has evolved dramatically over the last few decades, and the demand for skilled workers is booming. The Art and Science of Photovoltaics and The Art and Science of Wind Power series were developed to address a critical gap in educational resources directed toward the development of skilled workers in this industry.

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The Art and Science of Wind Power and The Art and Science of Photovoltaics series

The Art and Science of Wind Power and The Art and Science of Photovoltaics series

Burlington, MA (PRWEB) December 07, 2012

The International Energy Agency (IEA) conducted a recent study (Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2012) and reported that "global power generation from hydropower, solar, wind and other renewable sources is projected to increase by more than 40%" within the next 5 years (source: http://www.iea.org). The National Solar Jobs Census 2011 report noted a 6.8% growth from August 2010 to August 2011 - creating 6,735 new solar jobs - and expect the industry job growth to continue the steady climb increasing the solar workforce by 24% by the end of this year (source: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org). According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), approximately 85,000 Americans were employed in the wind power industry in 2008, which the AWEA claims is "one of the most competitive clean energy solutions available" (source: http://www.renewablepowernews.com and http://www.awea.org).

Despite the increased need for skilled and certified photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy professionals, the availability of educational resources has not kept pace with the market. Recognizing this education gap, Jones & Bartlett Learning offers the The Art and Science of Photovoltaics and The Art and Science of Wind Power series authored by leading industry experts and educators.
Texts in The Art and Science of Photovoltaics series:
Introduction to Photovoltaics (9781449624736, © 2013)
Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design (9781449624675, © 2013)
Advanced Photovoltaic System Design (9781449624699, © 2013)
Introduction to Photovoltaic Installations (9781449625788, © 2013)
Advanced Photovoltaic Installations (9781449624712, © 2013)
Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam (9781449624651, © 2013)

All texts are authored and edited by John Balfour, MEP, PhD, LEED Accredited Professional.

Texts in The Art and Science of Wind Power series:
Wind Energy (9781449624477, © 2013)
Wind Turbine Systems (9781449625801, © 2013)
Wind Turbine Operations, Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Repair (9781449624552, © 2013)
Wind Turbine Control Systems (9781449624538, © 2013)
Wind Turbine Technology and Design (9781449624576, © 2013)
Wind Power Generation and Distribution (9781449624507, © 2013)

All texts are authored and edited by David A. Rivkin, PhD.

About The Art and Science of Photovoltaics series go.jblearning.com/solar
The Photovoltaics (PV) industry stands on the brink of a revolution. The appeal of a new and growing industry has brought an influx of new PV professionals to the market, but the availability of educational resources has not kept pace with market demands. This gap has led to serious quality and performance issues that the industry will need to face in the decades ahead. The Art and Science of Photovoltaics series was developed to fill this education gap. Each book in the series goes beyond simple systematic processes by tackling performance challenges using a systems perspective. Readers do not learn PV design and installation steps in a vacuum; instead they gain the knowledge and expertise to understand interrelationships and discover new ways to improve their own systems and positively contribute to the industry.

About the Author and Series Editor of The Art and Science of Photovoltaics series
John Balfour is the founder of PerfectPower, Inc. Widely acknowledged as a premier leader in the solar industry, he has consulted with government agencies, the ASU Photovoltaic Test Lab (PLT), now the TÜV Rheinland PTL, residential and commercial developers, and numerous customers on product and system design, evaluation, and performance under his alter ego The Energy Doctor ™.

About The Art and Science of Wind Power series go.jblearning.com/wind
According to estimates from the American Wind Energy Association, approximately 85,000 Americans are employed in the rapidly expanding wind energy industry. The Art and Science of Wind Power series was developed to address a critical gap in educational resources directed toward the development of skilled workers in this industry. Each title uses a systems-based perspective to provide readers with the resources to develop creative solutions to challenges as well as systems-based critical thinking skills. No other series as comprehensively addresses key issues for novice and expert learners alike.

About the Author and Series Editor of The Art and Science of Wind Power series
Professor David A. Rivkin, PhD, is the recipient of numerous technical and managerial awards and has taught at internationally renowned colleges and universities around the world. He is currently the managing director and dean of the College of Science Technology at the Sustainable Methods Institute; the chairman of the Department of Nanosciences in Renewable Energy at Chiist University (Atlanta, Georgia); and dean of education and research at the Israel Sustainability Institute.

About Jones & Bartlett Learning (http://www.jblearning.com)
Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. We develop educational programs and services that improve learning outcomes and enhance student achievement by combining authoritative content written by respected authors with innovative, proven, and engaging technology applications that meet the diverse needs of today’s instructors, students, and professionals.

About Ascend Learning (http://www.ascendlearning.com)
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum, and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry, and other vocational fields. It is renowned for delivering solutions that result in higher-performing student results at a lower cost, from nursing to health and fitness training to OSHA compliance training and insurance. Ascend Learning's family of companies consists of Jones & Bartlett Learning, ATI Allied Health, ATI Nursing Education, Boston Reed, ClickSafety, ExamFX, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).


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