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Glossary

Terms for Green Architecture, Building & Energy


This glossary includes more than 300 solar terms, as well as hundreds of additional sustainable design and construction terms.

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Sacrificial Anode

Satellite Power System (SPS)

Schottky Barrier

Scribing

Sea Level Rise

Sealed Battery

Seasonal Depth Of Discharge

Secondary Battery

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)

Self-Discharge

Semiconductor

Semicrystalline

Sensible Capacity

Sensible Heat

Series Connection

Series Controller

Series Regulator

Series Resistance

Service Life

Setback

Setbacks

Shading Coefficient (SC)

Shadow Flicker (Wind)

Shallow Trench System

Shallow-Cycle Battery

Shelf Life Of Batteries

Short-Circuit Current (Isc)

Shunt Controller

Shunt Regulator

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

Siemens Process

Signage (Wind)

Signal Interference (Wind)

Significant Trees

Significant Vegetation

Silicon (Si)

Sine Wave

Sine Wave Inverter

Single-Crystal Silicon

Single-Stage Controller

Sink

Sky Glow

Skylight Edge

Smart House

Smog

Solar Air Heater

Solar Altitude

Solar Aquatic Waste System

Solar Azimuth

Solar Cell

Solar Chimney

Solar Constant

Solar Cooling

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)

Solar Noon

Solar Panel

Solar Radiation

Solar Reflectance Index

Solar Resource

Solar Spectrum

Solar Thermal Electric Systems

Solar-Grade Silicon

Sound Power (Wind)

Sound Pressure

Sound Transmission Class (STC)

Sound Transmission Class (STC)

Space Charge

Spacing (Wind)

Specific Gravity

Spinning Reserve

Split-Spectrum Cell

Sputtering

Square Wave

Square Wave Inverter

Stack Effect

Stack-effect

Staebler-Wronski Effect

Stand-Alone System

Stand-Off Mounting

Standard Reporting Conditions (SRC)

Standard Test Conditions (STC)

Standby Current

Starved Electrolyte Cell

Storage Battery

Storm Surge

Stratification

String

Sub-metering

Sub-surface Irrigation

Substrate

Subsystem

Sulfation

Sulfur Dioxide

Sun-bearing Angle

Sundial

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES)

Superconductivity

Superfund Site

Superstrate

Supply Air

Surge Capacity

Sustainable

System Availability

System Benefits Charge (SBC)

System Operating Voltage

System Storage