Glossary of energy terms

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Flexibility (demand side response)

Flexibility describes the increasing or decreasing of power output of operating technologies and energy sources and/or shifting the electricity consumption of the delivery point through battery storage in real time in order to reduce the load on the transmission system. Flexibility helps to balance peaks (peak shaving) and shift the load (load shifting) of the transmission system and results in additional income for the delivery point from the provision of Non-certified Ancillary Services. Flexibility plays an important role in the transition to low-carbon energy by including a higher share of renewable energy sources.
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Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels are natural energy resources that formed over millions of years from the decomposition of plant and animal remains buried beneath the Earth's surface. The most common fossil fuels include coal, oil, and natural gas. These resources are used for electricity generation, heating, and as transportation fuels.

Fossil fuels are the main source of energy for many industries, but burning them produces greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2), which contributes to global warming and climate change. In addition, the extraction and processing of fossil fuels can have negative impacts on the environment, including water and soil pollution.

FUERGY control unit

A communication interface between FUERGY software and hardware, such as a battery storage and photovoltaic panels. This hardware is built on the ARB 32-bit architecture, which includes a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ processor. It can be controlled remotely via cloud server and is an important part of every smart battery storage brAIn by FUERGY.

FUERGY power merger

A device which maintains the parallel connection of three independent DC voltage sources and ensures power redundancy for control and communication devices. In the event of a failure in one of the sources, power is preserved in the remaining devices, increasing reliability of the entire system. Individual power sources do not affect each other, with operation that is problem-free and independent