Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

What is site to source conversion factor?

Tags: science, news & events, law & legal
Asked by jd do, 15 Jun '12 04:47 pm
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (1)

1.

A buildings energy consumption can be measured in terms of its fuel use: gallons of fuel oil, kWh of electricity, or therms of gas. Although all of them are in different units, you can ultimately measure them in terms of units of energye.g., How much water can you boil with this energy? For our purposes, energy is commonly measured in Btus (U.S. units) or kWh (metric units); for reference, the definition of a Btu, or British thermal unit, is the energy it takes to heat one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Note that kWh, although it is typically used for electricity, is a unit of energy (not just electricity)and can be applied to any fuel source.

If you add up all the energy (Btus) you are consuming at the meter, this is what is known as site energy. However, this is not the full picture. The problem is that the process of generating electricity incurs substantial lossesenough that for every unit of electricity at the plug, it might have been necessary to burn about 3 times t ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 15 Jun '12 04:51 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining

Related Answer

Q.
A

Spell diff is so big..more

Answered by wenz