Solar Energy Glossary That Resellers Need to Know
Solar Energy Glossary That Resellers Need to Know

Solar Energy Glossary That Resellers Need to Know

If you work in the solar industry, it is essential to know everything about solar energy to ensure the success of your business. Knowing the solar vocabulary and equipment is essential to develop the work and give the client more credibility.

For example, understanding the difference between on-grid and off-grid models helps you sell more assertively, recognizing your audience’s needs. If you want to know everything about solar energy in the Philippines, continue reading and learning about the main terms you cannot miss!

It’s not always easy to remember everything, but a series of solar terminology is part of the solar energy market and must be understood. Therefore, I have compiled a list of the main glossary every reseller needs to know.

1. Remote self-consumption

Remote self-consumption is the energy generation modality in which credit compensation is used in another property, provided it is under the same ownership and concession area.

2. Stationary battery

Also called a solar battery is specially made to store the energy produced and thus guarantee its use in autonomous solar energy models.

3. LEED certification

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the certificate for sustainable buildings with international recognition. It is aimed at buildings that adopt practices such as solar energy in their projects.

4. Solar Power Cell

The cell is one of the components of solar modules, it is the device that converts captured radiation into electrical energy. It is then up to the solar inverter to convert it into energy suitable for consumption.

5. Photovoltaic module efficiency

The photovoltaic module comprises several solar cells that connect to form a circuit. Along with semiconductor materials, it can capture solar radiation and transform it into energy. The efficiency of the photovoltaic module means the percentage of light converted into electricity.

6. Off-grid solar energy

Autonomous solar energy generation mode, ideal for remote and isolated regions and for powering electronic security systems, automation of gates, vehicle monitoring, etc. Its operation uses batteries and charge controllers that help store the generated energy.

7. Solar energy on the grid

Connected to the local energy distribution network, the on-grid format allows participation in credit compensation and is more common in homes and companies. Installation must be done after obtaining a license from the dealership.

8. Financing of solar energy

Several financing options focused on solar energy help make the investment viable at affordable rates. Thus, customers who wish to invest in solar energy can look for options to guarantee their investment.

9. Portable solar power generator

The portable solar power generator allows solar power generation in a small, mobile format. It works in the same way by capturing solar energy that is converted into electrical energy.

10. Solar power generation

Solar energy generation can be divided into:
Centralized: Generation of solar energy in solar plants with a large installed capacity in which there is regulated commercialization of the energy generated.
Distributed: This is the name given to energy generation connected to the grid and near the consumer unit, also called on grid.
Isolated: Also known as off-grid, energy generation networks operate independently without contact with the energy concessionaire.
Shared: Generation model where the energy generated is shared between several consumer units that must be under the same concession area.

11. Peak Sun Hour (HSP)

Represents the number of hours solar irradiation would be constant at 1000 W/m².

12. Solar inverter

Responsible for converting the continuous energy (DC) generated by solar panels into alternating energy (AC), suitable for consumption by electrical appliances.

13. Solar Power Kit

The solar energy kit consists of:
– Photovoltaic module
Solar inverter
– Cables and fastening structure
– Batteries and charge controllers (off-grid model only)

14. Two-way meter

A device records the amount of energy purchased and consumed from the concessionaire and what the generation system injects.

15. Microinverter

It performs the same function as a solar inverter but converts energy independently and supports connections between 2 and 4 panels.

16. Solar monitoring

System in which it is possible to monitor data on energy generation. Among the information, it is possible to consult production, energy use, and carbon compensation, among other data.

17. Solar Panel

Equipment that captures solar radiation and transforms it into energy. It can also be called a solar board, module, solar panel, or photovoltaic panel.

18. Investment payback

Refers to the period in which it is possible to obtain the return on investment. Investment in solar energy has an average return of 4 to 6 years.

19. Photovoltaic system regularization

To generate your energy, you must request permission from the electricity utility. The process is usually carried out by the company responsible for the project.

20. Solar Seal

The solar seal aims to recognize companies that generate energy through the photovoltaic system.

21. Energy compensation system

All excess energy generated by the solar system will be shared with the distribution network and converted into credits on the electricity bill.

22. Photovoltaic system

The name was given to the complete system that generates clean and renewable solar energy. It can also be called a solar power system.

23. Hybrid system

A mix of on-grid and off-grid systems, the hybrid system allows operation in situations of power failure, for example. 

24. Solar plant

A solar plant is a large electrical power station designed for generating and commercializing solar energy.

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