[Tagging] Solar shop

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 18:04:56 UTC 2017


"even solar_equipment is too limiting."

Quite right, SwiftFast. The value you suggest tells the story better.

On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 8:37 AM, SwiftFast <swiftfast at gmx.com> wrote:

> If we're talking about renewable energy in general, then even
> solar_equipment is too limiting. Wind turbines are not solar equipment.
>
> Maybe shop=renewable_energy_equipment ?
>
> On Mon, 2017-07-31 at 07:19 -0800, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> > The term photovoltaic refers to the mechanism used by certain solar
> devices
> > to generate electricity. In this case, it describes a device that is
> using
> > sunlight to create electricity, i.e., a photovoltaic panel. I'm asking
> > about a shop that sells photovoltaic panels along with related
> alternative
> > energy devices such as wind turbines, power controllers, battery packs,
> > solar hot-water heaters, etc. Using shop=photovoltaic would be too
> limited
> > in scope for this purpose.
> >
> > I would never have guessed that the word "solar" means diesel fuel. I am
> > leaning toward shop=solar_equipment
> >
> > Thanks for the input.
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 7:02 AM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:
> >
> > > I believe the correct expression is photovoltaic (which would exclude
> > > hot water generation etc though).
> > >
> > >
> > > Am 31.07.2017 um 09:07 schrieb SwiftFast:
> > > > The word "solar" alone is a synonym for "Diesel Fuel" in some
> countries
> > > > and can cause confusion. I'd advise using solar_equipment or
> > > > solar_devices instead.
> > > >
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