Apr 14 2010
Net Energy vs Efficiency
Between all of the supplements, the math, and the study guide, I’m having trouble figuring out the differences between net energy and efficiency. Because net energy is the amount of usable energy, that is, total energy minus energy needed to create that energy, while efficiency is input equals output divided by percent efficient, which to me sounds like two different ways of saying the same thing.
Maybe it is just the way that I am reading it and need a real life example to clear it up, but either way, I would appreciate any way to simplify this for me.