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Commissioning
The starting and operation of a PV system for the first time
Delamination
The seperation of the bonded layers of glass and/or plastic encasing the PV cells of a module
Hydrometer
An instrument used to measure the specific gravity of a liquid
Battery Load Tester
A test instrument that indicates battery health by drawing a high discharge current from a battery for a short period
Maintenance Plan
A checklist of all required regular maintenance tasks and their recommended intervals
Monitoring
The repeated measurement of electrical, environmental, or battery parameters at certain intervals
Data Acquisition
The recording and processing of data from a monitoring system
Troubleshooting
A systematic method of investigating the cause of system problems and determining the best solution
Troubleshooting Level
The depth of examination into the equipment or processes that compose a system
Incentive
A monetary inducement to invest in a certain type of capital improvement, such as an every generating system or energy-conservation measure
Production Incentive
A recurring payment program that provides project owners with cash payments based on electricity production
Energy cost
An expense related to the energy input of an electricity-generating system
Discount Rate
The rate at which the value of furture money is reduced to its present value
Single Present Value Factor
A multiplication factor for determining the present value of a single future cost for a given discount rate and period
Recurring Present Value Factor
A multiplication factor for determining the present value of an annually recurring cost for a given discount rate
Annualized Cost
A portion of the total life-cycle cost attributed equally to each year of operation
Payback Period
The amount of time required for the avoided costs from an alternate energy source to match the cost of the chosen energy-production system
Payback Point
The point at which the accumulated life-cycle cost of one system option matches the total life-cycle cost of the other system option
Energy Payback
The amount of time a PV system must operate to produce enough energy to offset the energy required to manufacture the PV system
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PV Ch 14/15
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PV Ch 14/15
Updated
2012-07-20T02:44:09Z
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