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Power - The rate at which energy is generated or consumed.

Watts - A measure of power per unit time.

Volts - Difference in electrical potential  across a wire when an electric current of one amp dissipates one watt of power.

Amps - Ampere is a measure of the amount of electric charge passing a point in an electric circuit per unit time.

Joule - Work necessary to produce one watt of power for the duration of one second.

Resistance - The opposition of current through a medium such as copper wire.

Inverter - Device that changes DC power from solar or wind to AC for home use.

Batteries - Storage devices for DC power.  Home systems typically utilize power from lead acid batteries.

Power Controller - Device that regulates input and output of generated or stored electricity.

Solar Cells -  Individual components of a solar panel.

Solar Panel  -  Multiple cells connected together to increase energy output.

Solar Generator - Self contained mobile power device that is recharged by sunlight.

Wind Turbine - A spinning device, turned by the wind, that converts kinetic energy to mechanical energy.



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