A lot of people wonder what some abbreviations in the solar industry mean.
A lot of them exist and if you are new in the sector you will find it hard to understand them and their full meanings. Example might include solar panel abbreviations, solar battery abbreviations and solar inverter abbreviations.
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Today we would like to simplify this monster to many but also cheap stuff to those already in the sector. Follow through to understand the different abbreviations in the solar industry.
Basically this article is for common solar specific abbreviations and acronyms you will usually find in the solar sector. You might be working in any department of a solar organization and you come across many abbreviations you usually do not understand. This article is for you.
Or you might be tired of hearing these solar jargons everyday but get frustrated each time you hear them because you do not know what they mean. This article is definitely for you.
Let’s Get Started with the Abbreviations
See the list below and enjoy. The list includes general solar abbreviations, solar panel abbreviations, solar battery abbreviations and other solar abbreviations.
Next time you might use the abbreviations to show your colleagues in the solar sector that you now know something – yes.
PV – Photovoltaic
PAYGO – Pay As You Go
SHS – Solar home system
ESS – Energy Storage System
BESS – Battery Energy Storage System
BoP – Bottom of Pyramid
AC – Alternating current
DC – Direct Current
LCOE — Levelized Cost of Energy
O&M — Operations & Maintenance
ESCO – Energy Service Company
DESCO – Distributed Energy Service Company
W/Wh – Watt/Watt-hour
kW/kWh – Kilowatt/Kilowatt-hour
MW/MWh – Megawatt/Megawatt-hour
GW/GWh – Gigawatt/Gigawatt-hour
A – Ampere (or simply Amp)
V – Volt
MPP – Maximum Power Point
MPPT – Maximum Power Point Tracking
Ah – Amp-hour
BIPV – Building-integrated solar photovoltaics
CSP – Concentrating Solar Power
DSM – Demand Side management
EV – Electric vehicle
PPA – Power purchase agreement
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IPP – Independent Power Producer
TOU – Time of Use
EPC – Engineering, Procurement and Construction
NEM – Net Energy Metering
FIT – Feed-in Tariff
FIP – Feed-in premium
REC – Renewable Energy Certificates
RFP – Request For Proposal
DG – Distributed Generation
Si – Silicon
Voc – Open Circuit Voltage
Isc – Short Circuit Current
Vmp – Maximum Power Voltage
CPV – Concentrating Photovoltaics
DoD – Depth of Discharge
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