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Solar Electrical Units

 

 

Renewable Energy Electrical Units and Definitions

The Basics: Let us walk you through with the basics of Electrical science with measurement units and definitions.

Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current (DC) which flows only in one direction.
In semiconductor physics, an acceptor is a dopant atom that when added to a semiconductor can form a p-type region.

 

 

 

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Solar Power

Solar Panel Absorber

Alternating Current(AC)

Acceptor

Ambient Temperature

Amorphous Semiconductor

Amorphous Silicon

Solar Electrical Ampere (amp)

Anode

Antireflection Coating

Solar Electrical Array Current

Solar Electrical Array Operating Voltage

Balance of System

Band Gap

Band Gap Energy (Eg)

Battery

Battery Capacity

Battery Cycle Life

Battery Energy Capacity

Battery Energy Storage

Battery Life

BIPV (Building-Integrated Photovoltaic)

Blocking Diode

Bypass Diode

Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)

Cell Barrier

Cell Junction

Charge Controller

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

Concentrator

Conduction Band (or conduction level)

Conductor

Contact Resistance

Converter

Copper Indium Diselenide (CuInSe2, or CIS)

Solar Electrical Crystalline Silicon

Current at Maximum Power (Imp)

Cutoff Voltage

Czochralski Process

DC-to-DC Converter

Deep-Cycle Battery

Deep Discharge

Depth of Discharge (DOD)

Depletion Zone

Design Month

Diffuse Insolation

Diffuse Radiation

Diffusion Furnace

Diffusion Length

Diode

Direct Beam Radiation

Direct Current (DC)

Direct Insolation

Discharge Rate

Dopant

Energy

Edge-Defined Film-Fed Growth (EFG)

Electric Circuit

Electric Current

Epitaxial Growth

Fermi Level

Fill Factor

Float-Zone Process

Frequency

Fresnel Lens

Solar Electrical Full Sun

Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)

Gigawatt (GW)

Solar Electrical Grid-Connected System

Grid Lines

Harmonic Content

Homojunction

Hybrid System

Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon

Indium Oxide

Infrared Radiation

Input Voltage

Insolation

Inverter

Irradiance

I-Type Semiconductor

I-V Curve

Junction

Junction Box

Junction Diode

Kilowatt (kW)

Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)

Lattice

Lead-Acid Battery

Light-Induced Defects

Majority Carrier

Maximum Power Point (MPP)

Minority Carrier

Modified Sine Wave

Module Derate Factor

Multicrystalline

Multi-Stage Controller

Ohm

Parallel Connection

Passivation

Peak Power Current

Peak Power Point

Peak Watt

Phosphorous (P)

Photocurrent
Photoelectric Cell
Photoelectrochemical Cell
Photon
Photovoltaic(s) (PV)
Photovoltaic (PV) Array
Photovoltaic (PV) Cell
Photovoltaic (PV) Conversion Efficiency
Photovoltaic (PV) Device
Photovoltaic (PV) Effect
Photovoltaic (PV) Generator
Photovoltaic (PV) Module
Photovoltaic (PV) Panel
Photovoltaic (PV) System
Physical Vapor Deposition
P-I-N
Polycrystalline Silicon
Power Factor (PF)
Primary Battery
P-Type Semiconductor
Pyranometer
Pyrheliometer
Rated Battery Capacity
Reverse Current Protection
Ribbon (Photovoltaic) Cells
Sealed Battery
Series Connection
Series Controller
Series Resistance
Silicon (Si)
Sine Wave
Sine Wave Inverter
Solar Constant
Solar Energy
Solar-Grade Silicon
Solar Resource
Solar Spectrum
Split-Spectrum Cell
Sputtering
Substrate
Thin-Film Photovoltaic Module
Tilt Angle
Tin Oxide
Tracking Array
Two-Axis Tracking
Ultraviolet
Volt (V)
Voltage
Wafer

 

 

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