English Glossary

Browse the glossary using this index

Special | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | ALL

Page:  1  2  3  4  5  (Next)



May refer to:

1) current

2) discount rate


overcurrent with inverse tripping characteristic

I-V Curve

The plot of the current versus voltage characteristics of a photovoltaic cell, module, or array. Three important points on the I-V curve are the open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current, and maximum power point.


May refer to: 1) initial investment cost, 2) extra terrestial irradiations


International Bank for Reconstruction and Development


International Climate Fund


direct-axis current

IDB (also IADB)

Inter-American Development Bank


irradiación directa normal


International Energy Agency

IEC Standards

IEC standards are standards issued by the International Electric Committee (IEC) covering a vast range of technologies from power generation, transmission and distribution to home appliances and office equipment, semiconductors, fibre optics, batteries, solar energy, nanotechnology and marine energy as well as many others.


induction generator


Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor


International Climate Initiative

immersion heater

An electric heater that is immersed in water to heat it up


1) Electrical impedance is the measure of the opposition that a circuit presents to a current when a voltage is applied. 2) The combination of resistance and reactance affecting the flow of an alternating current, generally expressed in ohms.


1) Fuerza antagónica total al flujo de corriente en un circuito de CA. 2) Combinación de resistencia y reactancia que afectan el flujo de una corriente alterna, generalmente expresada en Ohms.

impuesto al valor agregado

Una forma de impuesto al consumo o las ventas. Desde la perspectiva del comprador, es un impuesto sobre el precio de compra. Desde la del vendedor, es un impuesto al valor agregado del producto, material o servicio, desde un punto de vista contable, por esta etapa de su fabricación o distribución. El fabricante remite al gobierno la diferencia entre estos dos montos y retiene el resto para sí mismo para compensar los impuestos que tuvo que pagar previamente sobre las entradas. También se conoce como un impuesto general a las ventas (GST).

impulse turbine

Also known as action turbine. This is a turbine that has the same pressure before and after the impeller. It operates in air at atmospheric pressure.

inception date

The initial starting date from which a contracted insurance policy provides risk coverage to the insured party.

Page:  1  2  3  4  5  (Next)