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Solar Century - Solar power glossary
Category: Earth and Environment
Date & country: 03/12/2007, UK
Words: 168


AECB
Association for Environment Conscious Building - www.aecb.net

AEP
Association of Electricity Producers - www.aepuk.com

AFIK
As Far As I Know

AM
Air Mass

AQM
Air Quality Management

BCSE
Business Council for Sustainable Energy - www.bcse.org

BETTA
British Electricity Trading and Transmission Arrangements - a single set of wholesale electricity trading and transmission arrangements introduced to harmonise electricity trading across Great Britain.

BIPV
Building Integrated Photovoltaics - refers to photovoltaic systems integrated into a building, usually as a replacement for traditional building materials.

BMFT
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (German Ministry of Research) - www.bmbf.de/en/index.php

BOM
Bill of Materials - a list of all the materials needed to manufacture a product or product component.

BOS
Balance of System - the parts of the photovoltaic system other than the PV array: switches, controls, meters, power-conditioning equipment, supporting structure for the array and storage components, if any.

BRE
Building Research Establishment - www.bre.co.uk

BREEAM
Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method - www.breeam.org

BWEA
British Wind Energy Association - www.bwea.com

CBPP
Construction Best Practice Programme - raises awareness of the benefits of best practice and provides guidance and advice to UK construction and client organisations so that they have the knowledge and skills required to implement change. The Programme is supported by the Department of the Environment, Transport and Regions and the Construction Industry Board.

CCGT
Combined Cycle Gas Turbine - Combined cycles use both gas and steam turbine cycles in a single plant to produce electricity with high conversion efficiencies and low emissions.

CCL
Climate Change Levy - this Levy is charged on industrial and commercial use of energy and is one of the Government's tools for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

CDM
Construction Design and Management

CdTe
Cadmium Telluride

CEC
Commission of the European Communities

CEO
Chief Executive Officer

CFL
Compact Fluorescent Lamp

CHP
Combined Heat and Power

CHPA
Combined Heat and Power Association - www.chpa.co.uk

CIBSE
The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers - www.cibse.org

CIF
Cost, Insurance and Freight

CLP
Colonial Properties Trust

CMS
Content Management System - system for the creation, modification, archiving and removal of information resources from an organised repository. Includes tools for publishing, format management, revision control, indexing, search and retrieval.

COG
Cost of Goods

CORGI
The Council for Registered Gas Installers

CREA
Confederation of Renewable Energy Associations

CRU
Climate Research Unit

CSA
Cross Sectional Area

CSB
Code for Sustainable Building

CSR
Corporate Social Responsibility

DDP
Delivered Duty Paid

DDU
Delivered Duty Unpaid

DEFRA
Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

DETR
Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions

DFT
Domestic Field Trial

DGCG
Distributed Generation Co-ordination Group

DIYHEC
Do It Yourself Home Energy Check

DMFC
Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

DNO
Distribution Network Operator

DOD
Depth Of Discharge

DOE
Department Of Energy

DSE
Display System Equipment

DTI
Department of Trade & Industry

DTLR
Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions

EAS
Energy Advisory Service

EBITDA
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

ECA
Energy Conservation Authority

ECA
Enhanced Capital Allowances

ECD
Energy Conversion Devices

ECO
Ethical Company Organisation

ECRA
Ethical Consumer Research Association

EDM
Environmental Design and Management

EEAC
Energy Efficiency Advise Centre

EEBPP
Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme

EEC
Energy Efficiency Commitment (the new name for EESoP)

EEP
Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes

EESoP
Energy Efficiency Standards of Performance (now EEC)

EGWG
Embedded Generation Working Group

EIA
Environmental Investigation Agency

EIC
Environmental Industries Commission

ENA
Energy Network Association

ENEL
Italian National Electricity Utility

EPIA
European Photovoltaic Industry Association

EREC
European Renewable Energy Council

ESCO
Energy Services Company

ESCO's
Energy Services Companies

ESI
Electricity Supply Industry

EST
Energy Saving Trust - www.est.org.uk

ETFE
Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene - a partially fluorinated polymer containing hydrogen, with good heat resistance.

ETS
Emissions Trading Scheme

ETSU
Energy Technology Support Unit

EVA
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

FF
Fill Factor

FMCG
Fast Moving Consumer Goods

FOB
Free On Board

GCC
Gas Consumer Council

GCCP
Government Construction Client Panel

GDP
Gross Domestic Product

GEMA
Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

GGL
Glass Glass Laminates

GLA
General London Authority - www.london.gov.uk

GRP
Glass Reinforced Plastic

HA
Housing Association

HAE
Hydro Aluminium Extrusion

HD
Housing Developer

HECA
Home Energy Conservation Act - www.defra.gov.uk/environment/energy/heca95/

HIT
Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer

HSE
Health and Safety Executive - www.hse.gov.uk/

ICCEPT
Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology - www.iccept.ic.ac.uk/welcome1.html

IEA
International Energy Agency - www.iea.org/

IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission - www.iec.ch/

INREB
Integrated New and Renewable Energy in Buildings

IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - www.ipcc.ch/

IPO
Initial Public Offering - the process of taking a privately owned company public, by listing its shares on a stock exchange.

IPPR
Institute for Public Policy Research - www.ippr.org.uk/