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The Little Green Energy Company

TLGEC Jargon Buster

We’re here to help you reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint. We pride ourselves on great customer service and transparency. Some technical terms are unavoidable, so here’s our jargon buster.

PV = photovoltaic, the conversion of light (photo) into electric energy (voltaic).

EV = a nice easy one, electric vehicle.

kW = 1000 Watts.

kWp = kilo Watts peak. This refers to the energy output of a system.

Wp = Watts peak. This is the maximum energy output of a panel. We use panels ranging between 270Wp and 370Wp.

kWh = kilo Watt hour. This is the measure of one unit of electricity. If you use 1 kW (kilo Watt) for one hour then you will have used a single unit of electric.

Inverter = The inverter is a ‘box’ that converts the DC (direct current) electric from the panels to AC (alternating current) electric that can be used by your appliances and the national grid.

DNO = Distribution Network Operator. These are companies licensed to distribute electricity by OFGEM.

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