Glossary of Technology – Letter from the CEO
January 18, 2016
In what I hope will be an ongoing series of posts, we want to inform our followers about what we believe is the next great opportunity for the CI professional within intelligent energy management and security channels.
On behalf of RoseWater Energy Group, we are pleased to present our second "Letter from the CEO," which serves as a glossary of terms to better understand our product and the technology within it. It should come as no surprise that the glossary is focused on batteries, UPS', power quality and renewables. My goal is to be clear and simple. This is meant to be a working document and I will add to it as the subject matter expands. This first set of terms is basic to virtually every subject I will write about going forward.
Electricity: A form of energy that is expressed in terms of the movement and interactions of electrons.
Electrons: Negatively charged particles that circle the nucleus of an atom.
Direct Current: A one-direction flow of electrons.
Alternating Current: A flow of electrons that changes direction in the US. The electrons change direction 60 times a second.
Volt: A unit of electromotive force and the force at which electrons flow. If you imagined it as the flow of water, it would be measured as pressure, pounds per square inch. Volts are equal to amps multiplied by resistance.
Amp: A unit of electrical flow. If you equate it to water it would be the number of gallons per minute. Amps are equal to volts divided by resistance.
Resistance: Measured in ohms, resistance is the amount of load or impediment to the flow of electrons. In the water analogy it would be the diameter of the hose. Resistance is equal to Amps divided by volts
Watt: A unit of measure of electrical power. If the water were spinning a water wheel, it would be how much force and speed were delivered to the wheel. Watts are equal to volts multiplied by amps.
Load: Something in a circuit that consumes electrons.
Battery: A bucket of electrons.
The RoseWater team hopes the evolving glossary of terms is able to provide insight and spark further interest in our Energy Management Hub. This is a working glossary of terms and at the beginning of each new post, I will include the applicable additions to the glossary.
Please check back for the next topic, coming soon: Batteries.