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Commonly Used Terms


Building Performance Institute. The organization that sets standards and certification requirements for Home Energy Auditors.


The device/unit installed as part of a solar panel PV array that converts DC solar power into usable AC (grid) power.


Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design. A program developed for both commercial and residential buildings by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Photovoltaics (PV)

Semiconductor devices that convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity


United States Green Building Council

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