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apparent power

The product of the applied voltage and current in an AC circuit. Apparent power, or volt-amps, is not the true power of the circuit because the power factor is not considered in the calculation. Expressed in volt-amps [VA].

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árbol estocástico

Un árbol de decisiones cuyas ramas representan probabilidad de ocurrencia

Área bruta

dimension total externa

área de apertura

el área de un colector solar térmico a través de la cual pasa la radiación solar

área de barrido del rotor

Área barrida por las palas o aspas rotantes de una turbina eólica.

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armónicos

Distorsiones en tensión o corriente, que pueden expresarse mediante sinusoides adicionales a frecuencias que son múltiplos enteros de la frecuencia fundamental.

arranque autónomo

Proceso de recuperación del sistema de transmisión tras una caída total o parcial del mismo, que permite que las centrales eléctricas aisladas puedan iniciarse individualmente y gradualmente ser reconectadas unas a otras.


array

A PV 'array' is a collection of electrically connected photovoltaic (PV) modules.

arreglo

Colección de módulos fotovoltaicos (FV) conectados eléctricamente.

artificial neural network

"An artificial neural network Is a family of statistical learning models inspired by biological neural networks (the central nervous systems of animals, in particular the brain) and is used to estimate or approximate functions that can depend on a large number of inputs that are generally unknown.

asegurado

Uno que transfiere un riesgo a otro. Intercambiable con 'garantizado'

asegurador

La compañía aseguradora que ha acordado aceptar el riesgo y pagar dinero mediante una indemnización a un asegurado en el caso de pérdida. La cantidad pagada puede ser un monto acordado o la pérdida real sostenida.

asset

The physical project and its associated contracts, rights, and interests of every kind, in the present or future, which can be valued or used to repay debt

asthenosphere

Zone of Earth’s mantle lying beneath the lithosphere and believed to be much hotter and more fluid than the lithosphere. The asthenosphere extends from about 100 km to about 700 km below Earth’s surface.


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other cost that occur at a specific year t

auction

Renewable energy auctions are procurement systems in which various bidders compete to be (partially) compensated for producing a given volume of electricity


automatic air vent

A device which releases air out of a system automatically but not fluid

auxiliary system

An additional heating device which will provide heat when the solar thermal system cannot (same as back-up system)

availability factor

The availability factor of a power plant is the amount of time that a power plant is able to produce electricity over a certain period, divided by the amount of the time in the period. Occasions where only partial capacity is available may or may not be deducted.

available cash flow

Total cash sources less total cash expenses before payment of debt service.


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