By Jon Franke, Blog Editor, Aurora Solar
There are many things to understand when you’re considering going solar. In fact, some of the most basic concepts around the electricity panels generate, and we use, are often the most misunderstood.
When you get a solar estimate, or you read a story about a new plant coming online, the system size is generally listed in kW. When you see your electric bill, the power you’ve used is usually stated in kWh.
As with terms like AC and DC (alternating current and direct current), these acronyms get thrown around a lot, but the homeowner often doesn’t quite understand what they mean [raises hand]. So, following our AC/DC explainer, we thought an introduction to kW and kWh could help further reduce some of the mystery of solar installations.
How do we get to these terms, and what do they mean?