For a detailed list, please visit the energy.gov website.
Kilowatt (kW): A kilowatt (kW) is a standard unit of electrical power equal to 1000 watts.
Kilowatt-hour (kWh): You may notice this on your electric bill without knowing what it means. A Kilowatt-hour (kWh) is 1,000 watts of use acting over a period of 1 hour.
Net Metering: Net metering allows customers with solar systems on their homes to receive bill credits for all power generated back to the grid.
REG: REG is the program in which Rhode Island Energy (formerly National Grid) pays homeowners with a solar system in Rhode Island a performance-based incentive (PBI) for producing solar energy.
PTO: This is an exciting term for new solar system owners because it means you have permission to operate (PTO) your solar system!
Photovoltaic (PV): Solar panels are also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels. The term photovoltaic refers to the direct conversion of light into electricity.
Array: An array is a term used to describe the interconnected system of solar panels that function as a single electricity-producing unit.
Conduit: The conduit is the protective tube for all electrical wiring coming from your solar panels.
Inverter: Solar inverters are used to convert the direct current (DC) output from your solar panels into alternating current (AC) which can be used in your home.
Micro-Inverter: Unlike a standard solar inverter, micro-inverters are used to convert the current from one solar panel as opposed to the whole array.