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Answering your questions about solar batteries, installers and more.

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FAQ Glossary

Answering your questions about solar batteries, installers and more.

Accredited Designer

A person who is accredited by the Clean Energy Council to design a solar PV system. To design a battery storage system, they must also be a Battery Endorsed Designer in addition to being an Accredited Designer.

Accredited Installer

A person who is accredited by the Clean Energy Council to install solar PV systems. To install a battery storage system, they must also be a Battery Endorsed Installer in addition to being an Accredited Installer.

Approved Solar Retailer

A solar retailer that has signed on to the Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct.

Battery Endorsed Designer

A person who is endorsed by the Clean Energy Council to design battery storage systems.

Battery Endorsed Installer

A person who is accredited by the Clean Energy Council to install battery storage systems.

Battery energy storage system

The overall system that is constructed for your home or business is called a ‘battery energy storage system’. For the purpose of this guide, we have used the term solar battery.

Depth of discharge (DoD)

How much of the total capacity of a battery can be used, expressed as a percentage of the total capacity. For example, a 10 kWh battery with a DoD of 80 per cent will provide 8 kWh of usable energy.

Electricity retailer

An entity that delivers and sells electricity directly to the customer, and provide billing services.

Electricity distributor (also known as a distribution business or distribution network)

The company that owns and operates the poles and wires infrastructure that makes up the electricity grid. They restore power after a black out and manage the process of grid connection for solar or solar batteries.

Inverter

Inverter a device that changes the solar DC (direct current) power into AC (alternating current) power suitable for your household appliances and to be fed back to the grid.

Kilowatt hour (kWh)

A standard unit of electrical energy that indicates the amount of energy that a battery can store.

Photovoltaic (PV)

Direct conversion of light into electricity.

PV array

An interconnected system of solar PV modules (or panels).

PV module

(Also PV panel or solar panel) uses sunlight to generate DC power.

UPS

Uninterruptible power supply/uninterruptible power system. If you need your solar battery to operate during a blackout, you will need to install a UPS solar battery.

Supplier or battery retailer

Retail businesses that sell solar batteries. This includes companies that sell systems to residential and small business consumers, and those selling to medium- and large-scale business consumers.

System

The solar battery. Refers to all the equipment and components required to make it work.

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