STA - Solar Trade Association - A UK body working to promote the benefits of solar energy and make it easy for both domestic and business customers to adopt.
Off Grid - having no dependence on the electricity grid at all.
KWh - Kilowatt Hour. A measure of energy based on using 100 watts per hour.
KW - Kilowatt. A unit of measurement of electrical power equal to 1000 watts.
Amorphous - thin-film PV cell made from non-crystalline structure with a more glassy structure.
Polycrystalline - a solar cell made of silicon off cuts oriented in different directions.
Monocrystalline. A cell made from a slice of single-crystal silicon, oriented in one direction.
MCS Microgeneration Certification Scheme. A quality assurance scheme certifying solar installers. If you wish to obtain a FIT certificate for your home, you must use a MCS accredited installer.
EPC - Energy Performance Certificate. A certificate that gives a property a rating from A through G according to its energy efficiency.
FIT - Feed In Tariff. A government scheme that rewards the producer an amount per unit of electricity generated and fed back into the Grid . The scenme closed to new applications at the end of March 2019.