Glossary of Green Building: K

k-value (or λ lambda value)
Kilowatt-hour (kWh)
Kilowatt-hours peak (kWp)
 

 

k-value (or λ lambda value)

 

The k- value, otherwise known as the thermal conductivity or lambda value, of a material to lead or to resist heat transfer. When used in reference to insulation, the lower the k-value, the better the insulation.

Kilowatt-hour (kWh)

A unit of measure equal to 1,000 watts of power expended for one hour.

Kilowatt-hours peak (kWp)

The primary unit of measurement used by the solar energy industry. Watt peak is the DC output of a PV module under conditions defined by a common standard.

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