GLOSSARY of KEY SOLAR TERMS

Air Leaks
Blower Door
BTU
Cellular Shades
Drain Back vs. Glycol Loop
Ductwork
Energy Audit
Exterior Insulation
Financing
Fresh Air Vent
Heat Pump Hot Water Heater
Heat Transfer
Homeowner Association Restrictions on Solar
Interior Storm Windows
Lighting
Megawatts
Moisture
Nega-watts
Passive Solar
Passive Survivability
Pests
Programmable Thermostats
Radiant Floor Heating
Rate of Return on Investment
Resistive Strip Heat Sources
Radon
Roof Coating
Roof Flashing
Shade Cloth
Solar Gain
SRECs
Stack Effect
Stagnation Damage
Thermal Envelope (Shell)
VaHERO
Windows
Wind Pressure




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                   2012 Richmond Solar Tour

Updated September 2011