Appendix: Abbreviations and Acronyms

1BOG One Block Off the Grid

AAS associate in applied science (degree)

ACP alternative compliance payment

AHJ authority having jurisdiction

ANSI American National Standards Institute

AS associate of science (degree)

ASES American Solar Energy Society

AzRISE Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy

BAB Build America Bond

BDS Bureau of Development Services (Portland, Oregon)

Berkeley Berkeley's Financing Initiative for

FIRST Renewable and Solar Technology

BIPV building integrated photovoltaics

BISWH building-integrated solar water heating

BMP best management practice

BOS balance of system (components)

BPS Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (Portland, Oregon)

BPU Board of Public Utilities (New Jersey)

Btu British thermal unit

BWSC Boston Water and Sewer Commission

CALSEIA California Solar Energy Industries Association

CCEF Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

CEC Clean Energy Corporation

CECO commercial energy conservation ordinance

CEG Clean Energy Group

CESA Clean Energy States Alliance

CEU continuing education unit

CIP Capital Improvement Program (Boston)

CO2 carbon dioxide

CPUC California Public Utilities Commission

CREB clean renewable energy bond

CSI California Solar Initiative

CSP concentrating solar power

CUNY City University of New York

CWU Central Washington University

DG distributed generation

DND Department of Neighborhood Development (Boston)

DIA Denver International Airport

DOE U.S. Department of Energy

DR distributed resources

DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

ECM energy conservation mechanisms

EESI Environmental and Energy Study Institute

EIA Energy Information Administration

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPS electric power systems

ERIC Education Resources Information Center

ESCO energy services company

ESD Environmental Services Department (San José, California)

ESPC energy service performance contract

FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FHFA Federal Housing Finance Agency

FIT feed-in tariff

flaSEREF Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation

FSEC Florida Solar Energy Center

GAHP Green Affordable Housing Program

GHG greenhouse gas

GIS geographic information system

GLREA Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association

GRU Gainesville Regional Utilities (Florida)

GW gigawatt

GWh gigawatt-hour

HARC Houston Advanced Research Center (Texas)

HVAC heating, ventilating, and air conditioning

IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

IEEE Formerly, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.; now "I triple E" is a stand-alone term and not an acronym.

IMBY In My Backyard (software program)

IOU investor-owned utility

IREC Interstate Renewable Energy Council

ISPQ Institute for Sustainable Power Quality

ITC investment tax credit

JATC [local] Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota)

JEDI Jobs and Economic Development Impact

kW kilowatt

kWh kilowatt-hour

LBNL Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LCOE levelized cost of energy

LCTN Louisiana CleanTech Network

LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

LLC limited liability corporation

LTC Louisiana Technical College

MACRS Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System

MADRI Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative

MECO Maui Electric Company

MITC [solar] Manufacturing Equipment in the Investment Tax Credit

MOU memorandum of understanding

MREA Midwest Renewable Energy Association

MtCO2e metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent

MW megawatt

MWh megawatt-hour

NABCEP North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

NEC National Electrical Code®

NEED National Energy Education Project

NFPA National Fire Protection Association

NJATC National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

NNEC Network for New Energy Choices

Northwest SEED Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development

NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NYPA New York Power Authority

NYSERDA New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

O&M operations and maintenance

OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

OCE Office of Clean Energy (New Jersey)

OEWD Office of Economic and Workforce Development (San Francisco, California)

OpenEI Open Energy Information Initiative

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OUC Orlando Utilities Commission (Florida)

PACE property assessed clean energy (financing mechanism)

PAG Pima Association of Governments (Arizona)

PBI performance-based incentive (or production-based incentive)

PETE Partnership for Environmental Technology Education

PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PPA power purchase agreement

PSC Public Service Commission (Louisiana)

PSCC Pellissippi State Community College

PSOA prospective solar owner agent

PV photovoltaic or photovoltaics

QECB qualified energy conservation bond

QSCB qualified school construction bond

QTCB qualified tax credit bond

QZAB qualified zone academy bond

R&D research and development

RAEL Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory

REC renewable energy certificate (or credit)

RECO residential energy conservation ordinance

RFP request for proposal

RFQ request for qualifications

RMP Rocky Mountain Power

ROI return on investment

RooSTer [Solar] Roadmapping and Simulation Tool

RPS renewable portfolio standard

RTP real-time pricing

SACE Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

SBA Small Business Administration

SBC System Benefits Charge (New York)

SCE Southern California Edison

SCEIP Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (California)

SCEPA State Clean Energy Policies Analysis

SDG&E San Diego Gas & Electric

SECO State Energy Conservation Office (Texas)

SEE Solar Energy Equipment (classification)

SEI Solar Energy International

SEIA Solar Energy Industries Association

SEPA Solar Electric Power Association

SETP Solar Energy Technologies Program

SFPUC San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

SHW solar hot water

SHWBC Solar Hot Water Business Council

SMUD Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Solar ABCs Solar America Board for Codes and Standards

SRCC Solar Rating and Certification Corporation

SREC solar renewable energy certificate

STC standard test conditions

SVP solar ventilation preheat

SWH solar water heating

TECP tax-exempt commercial paper

TEP Tucson Electric Power (Arizona)

TGP Treasury Grant Program

TJIF Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund (Miami-Dade County, Florida)

TOU time-of-use (tariff)

UL Underwriters Laboratories

USGBC U.S. Green Building Council