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Process by which chlorophyll-containing cells in green plants convert incident light to chemical energy, capturing carbon dioxide in the form of carbohydrates.


A photovoltaic process is a photoelectric process that converts solar energy into electricity

photovoltaic system

An installation of PV modules and other components designed to produce electric power from sunlight.


Photovoltaics (PV) refers to technologies which converting solar energy into direct current electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect.

physical vapour deposition

a physical process which produces a vapour of a material which is then deposited in a thin layer onto a surface


potential induced degradation


productor de energía independiente

pilot scale

A system sized somehwere between a small laboratory model size (bench scale) and a full-size system.


A part of an engine that moves up and down inside a cylinder and that causes the main shaft of the engine to move.

pitch angle

The blade angle of a wind turbine blade is the angle between the chord of the blade and the plane of rotation, usually measured in degrees. It is called blade angle too.

pitch control

Power limitation in a wind trubine via movement of the rotor blade along its horizontal axis. Pitch controlled rotors are generally variable speed wind generators.

planning code

Definition of information exchange between the system users and the system operator enabling an optimized planning of the system.


A facility containing prime movers, electric generators, and other equipment for producing electric energy.


Una instalación conteniendo actuadores primarios, generadores eléctricos y demás equipamiento para la producción de energía eléctrica.

plantas solares integradas de ciclo combinado

Tecnología híbrida en la que una planta de energía solar térmica que genera vapor se integra a una planta de ciclo combinado. En plantas ISCC, la energía solar se usa como un suministro de calor auxiliar, y respalda al ciclo de vapor, lo que tiene como resultado una mayor capacidad de generación o una reducción del uso de combustible fósil.


Duración o tiempo hasta el vencimiento de un bono o de intercambio


project life cover ratio


Market simulation and generation expansion planning software developed and released by Energy Exemplar Pty Ltd.


phase-locked loop


long-term flicker severity

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