How Solar Works

glossary

  • Alternating current (AC)

    Electric current in which the direction of flow is reversed at frequent intervals. The most common type of household electricity.

  • Ampere or amp (A)

    The unit of measurement for the electric current. One amp is produced by an electric force of 1 volt acting across a resistance of 1 ohm.

  • Annual solar savings

    The amount of energy saved by using a solar system as compared to a nonsolar system.

  • Array

    see photovoltaic array

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