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  • Review of State Contracting and Licensing Requirements for Solar Energy System Installations, White Paper, May 2008.
  • Photovoltaic Systems, 2007 by National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and American Technical Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-8269-1287-9.
  • Study Guide for Photovoltaic System Installers, prepared in cooperation with NABCEP Technical Committee, December 2002 and August 2008; co-author and editor.
  • Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Design Review and Approval: Operations and Procedures, FSEC-GP-70-01, December 2001.
  • Application for Accreditation of FSEC Photovoltaic Training Programs and Instructor Certification, prepared for Institute for Sustainable Power accreditation audit, June 2001.
  • Reliability Experience in the Florida PV Buildings Program, Proceedings of the Photovoltaics Annual Systems Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, June 2001.
  • Strategies for Mounting Photovoltaic Arrays on Rooftops, Proceedings of the ASES/ASME Solar Energy Forum, Washington, DC, April 2001, co-author.
  • Reducing the Costs of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems, Proceedings of the ASES/ASME Solar Energy Forum, Washington, DC, April 2001; co-author.
  • Recommendations for Maximizing Battery Life in Photovoltaic Systems, Proceedings of the ASES/ASME Solar Energy Forum, Washington, DC, April 2001; co-author.
  • Installing Grid-Connected PV Systems Course Manual, 2000 Florida Solar Energy Center; principal author.
  • Photovoltaic Systems – A Question and Answer Guide, Florida Solar Energy Center, 2000.
  • PV Lighting Systems and Module Performance Ratings – Final Report, prepared for Florida Energy Office, December 1999.
  • Evaluation of Grid-Connected PV Systems at Disney Wilderness Preserve, prepared for Florida Energy Office and Sandia National Laboratories, November 1999.
  • Learning from the Past, Training for the Future, Renewable Energy World, James & James Publishers, May 1999, co-author.
  • Photovoltaic Lighting Systems – A Decision-Maker’s Guide, prepared for the Florida Energy Office, September 1998.
  • Evaluation of Resources and Energy Systems at Fort Jefferson, prepared for the National Park Service and Sandia National Laboratories, FSEC-CR-1024-98, July 1997.
  • Photovoltaic Lighting Systems at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, prepared for Sandia National Laboratories and the National Park Service, FSEC-RR-52-97, May 1997.
  • Battery Cycle Life Testing for Photovoltaic Systems, Proceedings of the Solar Energy Forum, Albuquerque, NM, April 1997.
  • Cycle Comparison of Lead-Acid Batteries in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems, prepared for Sandia National Laboratories, FSEC-RR-50-97, January 1997.
  • Batteries and Charge Control in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems, prepared for Sandia National Laboratories and U.S. Dept. of Energy, FSEC-RR-49-97, January 1997.
  • Battery and Charge Controller Evaluations in Small Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems, Proceedings of the First World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Honolulu, HI, December 1994, co-author.
  • Nickel-Hydrogen Battery Evaluation - Final Report, FSEC-CR-613-93, prepared for Sandia National Laboratories and U.S. Dept. of Energy, October 1993.
  • Battery Charge Controller Characteristics in Photovoltaic Systems, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, August 1992, Vol.7, No.8; co-author.
  • Photovoltaic-Powered Overhead Guide Sign, Proceedings of the American Solar Energy Society 1990 Annual Meeting, March 1990, Austin, TX.
  • PV Demonstration Projects in Florida - Year Two, Proceedings of the American Solar Energy Society 1990 Annual Meeting, March 1990, Austin, TX.
  • Battery Charge Controllers - Interim Test Report, Proceedings of the 21st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, May 1990, Orlando, FL, co-author.
  • Photovoltaic Research Review and Assessment: Southeast Regional Experiment Station, contract report prepared for U.S Department of Energy 5-year program review, August 1989.
  • Photovoltaic Power for Remote Archaeological Research: A Case Study, Proceedings of the American Solar Energy Society 1989 Annual Meeting, June 1989, Denver, CO.
  • Photovoltaic Demonstration Projects in Florida, Proceedings of the American Solar Energy Society 1989 Annual Meeting, June 1989, Denver, CO.
  • PV System Design Course and Laboratory Manual, 1988, 1991 and 1996 Florida Solar Energy Center; co-author.
  • Analysis and Design Optimization of Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems, Proceedings of the 20th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, September 1988, Las Vegas, NV.