English Glossary


02.06.2017

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bus

A metallic strip or bar (typically copper, brass or aluminium) that conducts electricity within a switchboard, distribution board, substation, battery bank, or other electrical apparatus. Its main purpose is to conduct high currents. Also called bus bar or busbar.

bus bar

A metallic strip or bar (typically copper, brass or aluminium) that conducts electricity within a switchboard, distribution board, substation, battery bank, or other electrical apparatus. Its main purpose is to conduct high currents. Also called bus or busbar.

by-product

A secondary product that origins from the production of something else.

bypass diode

A diode connected in parallel with a a solar cells to provide an alternate current path in case of module shading or failure.

C

C

May refer to:

1) capacitance

2) concentration ratio of solar concentrators


c-Si

crystalline silicon

CAD

centralised anaerobic digestion

cadmium telluride

A type of thin-film PV module

CADS

cash available for debt service

CAES

compressed air energy storage

capacitance

Capacitance is the ability of a body to store an electrical charge. Any object that can be electrically charged exhibits capacitance.The SI unit of capacitance is the farad (F).

capacitor

A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electrical component used to store energy electrostatically in an electric field.

capacity credit

The contribution of a power plant to the firm capacity of a system. Typically only used for VRE (variable renewable energy).

capacity factor

The ratio of the actual energy produced in a given period, to the hypothetical maximum possible amount of energy during that period, i.e. running full time at rated power. It is dimensionless.

CAPEX

capital expenditures

capital expenditures

Long-term expenditures for property, plant, and equipment, also called 'investment budget'.

capital markets

Capital markets are markets for buying and selling equity and debt instruments. Capital markets channel savings and investment between suppliers of capital such as retail investors and institutional investors, and users of capital like businesses, government and individuals.

capital structure

Capital structure refers to the way assets or investments are financed through some combination of equity, debt, or hybrid securities.

carbohydrate

A carbohydrate is an organic compound carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. General formula is Cm(H2O)n.

Carbon finance

Finance generated through the sale of certified emission reduction credits


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