Blog

Sep
06
WHAT DOES [INSERT SOLAR LINGO] MEAN?





Confused by insolation, inverter, and irradiance? Consider the solar energy glossary your handy guide to all the solar lingo.


The U.S. Department of Energy's solar energy glossary contains definitions for technical terms related to solar energy, electricity, and power generation by technologies like photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP).


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


III-V cell — A high-efficiency solar cell made from materials including Group III and Group V elements from the periodic table.








A


absorber — In a photovoltaic device, the material that readily absorbs photons to generate charge carriers (free electrons or holes).


ACSee al...


Mar
15
Gainesville Solar Walk Gainesville, Florida - A trek through the solar system here on earth.


THE GAINESVILLE SOLAR WALK IS a four-billion-to-one scale model of the solar system. The entire display spans one mile. Each pillar has info and artifacts about the celestial body it features.


The installation was created in 2002 as a joint project of the City of Gainesville, the Alachua Astronomy Club, artist Elizabeth Indianos, as well as graphic artist Saydi Kaufman. The project cost around $30,000.



Each pillar represents a different planet, Pluto is also included. The planet pillars also feature quotes, stones, and other repurposed objects. Two comets are also present along the walk.


Enhancements are still being discussed, including additional seating, nighttime lighting, an asteroid rock ...


contact us

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

head office inquiries

600 Congress Ave

Austin, TX 78701

TEL: (800) 798-0315

HELLO@ENLIGHT.ENERGY

map