How Solar Works


  • Efficiency

    The ratio of output energy to input energy.

  • Electric circuit

    The path followed by electricity, beginning from the generating source, continuing through the devices that use the electricity, and then traveling back to the source.

  • Electric current

    The flow of electrons measured in amps.

  • Electrical grid

    A large distribution network that delivers electricity over a wide area.

  • Electricity

    The controlled flow of electrons through a conductor.

  • Electrode

    A conductor used to lead current into or out of a nonmetallic part of a circuit.

  • Energy

    Usable power. Measured in kWh.

  • Energy audit

    A process that determines how much energy you use in your house or apartment.

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