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A

Amp(s)

AC

Alternating Current

ACB

air circuit breaker

ACORE

American Council on Renewable Energy

AEE

Advanced Energy Economy

AFC

alkaline fuel cell

AGM

absorbent glass mat battery

AHJ

Authority Having Jurisdiction

ASES

American Solar Energy Society

AWEA

American Wind Energy Association

BCSE

Business Council for Sustainable Energy

BESS

battery energy storage system

BIPV

Building Integrated Photovoltaics

BMS

battery management system

BOS

Balance of systems

C&I

commercial and industrial

CAES

compressed air energy storage

CAISO

California Independent System Operator

CALSEIA

(California) Solar Energy Industries Association

CB

circuit breaker

CCA

community choice aggregation

CEC

Canadian Electrical Code

CEC

California Energy Commission

CEC

California Electrical Code

CHP

Combined heat and power

COD

commercial operation date

CPUC

California Public Utility Commission

CSP

Concentrated Solar Power

DC

Direct Current

DG

Distributed Generation

DISCO

Distribution Company or


Distribution Utility or Disconnect

DLC

double-layer capacitor

DMFC

direct methanol fuel cell

DOE

Department of Energy

DSIRE

Database of State Incentives for Renewables

DSM

Demand Side Management also known as Energy Demand Management

EERS

Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

EFR

enhanced frequency response

EGC

equipment grounding conductor

EIA U.S.

Energy Information Administration

EIS

electric insulation switchgear

EIS

environmental impact statement

EMS

energy management system

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPC

engineering, procurement, and construction

ERCOT

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

ESCO

energy service company

ESS

energy storage system

EV

electric vehicle

FARE

Florida Alliance for Renewable


Energy

FERC

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FES

flywheel energy storage

FIT

feed-in tariff

FlaSEIA

Florida Solar Energy Industries Association

FPL

Florida Power & Light

FSEC

Florida Solar Energy Center

GEC

grounding electrode conductor

GIS

gas insulation switchgear

GTM

Greentech Media

GW

Gigawatt

HSCB

high-speed circuit breaker

IGBT

insulated gate bipolar transistors

Imp

Amps, maximum power current

IOU

investor-owned utility

IPP

independent power producer

IREC

Interstate Renewable Energy Council

IRP

Integrated resource plan

Isc

Amps, short circuit current

ISO

Independent System Operator

ISO-NE

Independent System Operator of New England

ITC

Investment Tax Credit

kW

kilowatt

kWh

kilowatt hour

LA

lead–acid

LADWP

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

LCEC

Lee County Electric Cooperative

LCOS

levelized cost of energy storage

LEC/LCOE

Levelized energy cost (LEC, also called Levelized Cost Of Energy or LCOE)

LFP

Lithium Iron Phosphate

LMO

lithium–manganese oxide

LPMS

local power management system

LSE

load-serving entity

LTO

lithium–titanate

MISO

Mid-Continent Independent


System Operator

MW

megawatt

MWh

megawatt hour

NCA

nickel–cobalt–aluminum oxide

NCA Lithium

Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide

NCM Lithium

Nickel Cobalt Manganese Oxide

NEM

Net Energy Metering (Net Metering, Netmetering)

NEM/net metering

Net Energy Metering

NiFe

nickel iron battery

NiMH

nickel metal hydride battery

NOCT

Normal Operating Cell Temperature

NREL

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

O&M

Operations and maintenance

PAC

Political Action Committee

PACE

Property Assessed Clean Energy

PCC

point of common coupling

PCS

power conversion system

PEMFC

protein exchange membrane fuel cell

PGE

Pacific Gas and Electric

PJM

Pennsylvania, Jersey, Maryland Power Pool (ISO)

Pmax

Maximum Power Rating

PMS

power management system

PPA

Power Purchase Agreement

PSC

Public Service Commission

PTC

Practical Test Conditions

PTC (battery)

positive thermal coefficient (battery)

PTC (solar)

performance test conditions


(solar)

PUC

public utilities commission

PV

Photovoltaic

QECB

qualified energy conservation bond

RE

Renewable Energy

REC/SREC

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), or Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC)

RES/RPS

renewable portfolio standard (RPS) or renewable electricity standard (RES)

RFP

request for proposal

RPS

Renewable Portfolio Standard

RTO

regional transmission organization

RTP

Real-time pricing

SAE

Society of Automotive Engineers

SCE

Southern California Edison

SCS

supervisory control system

SDGE

San Diego Gas and Electric

SDHW/DHW

Solar Domestic Hot Water

SEIA

Solar Energy Industries Association

SEPA

Smart Electric Power Association

SGIP

Self-Generation Incentive Program

Si

Silicon

SLA

sealed lead acid battery

SLI

starting lighting and ignition battery

SMUD

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

SOC

state of charge

SOFC

solid oxide fuel cell

SOH

state of heath

SPH

Solar Pool Heating

SPI

Solar Power International

SSE



Surface meteorology and Solar Energy

STC

Standard Test Conditions

SWAC

sea water air conditioning

TOU

Time of Use

TSF

The Solar Foundation

UCAES

undersea compressed air energy storage

UPS

uninterruptible power supply

USP

Utility Scale Power

V

Volt(s)

V2G

Vehicle to Grid

Vmp

Volts, Maximum Power

Voc

Volts, Open Circuit

VRF

Variable refrigerant flow

VRFB

vanadium redox flow battery

VRLA

valve regulated lead acid battery

W

Watt(s)

ZBFB

zinc–bromine flow battery