Power and Energy Primer
Whatever your background may be, it's good to review the basics. Our Power and Energy Primer will provide an overview of the building blocks of our energy system.
Our Power and Energy Primer will provide an overview of the building blocks of our energy system. This introduction lays out the difference between power and energy.
An example to show why to consider investing in energy efficiency upgrades before installing a solar PV system.
How much power does your house need? And how can you reduce your power demand? Peak loads, load-shifting, and power planning.
Utilities need to have enough power plants to meet peak demand at the time it is called for, or they risk causing a blackout.
Site energy can measure the overall efficiency of your home, but does NOT tell you how much raw material was required to deliver that energy to your house.
Energy consumers have come to expect a certain level of stable and continuous electrical power quality.
In DC, the electrons flow from - to +. AC is more complicated: the current flows in both directions, alternately reversing direction at regular intervals.
Some AC devices require more power than they need to perform work. How does this affect your utility and your electric bill?
The difference between power and energy underlies the services we receive from the electricity grid, which provide context for debates about how our current system should evolve.