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Net

The sum that remains following all permissible deductions, including charges, expenses, discounts, commissions, or taxes.

Net assets, for example, are what remain after an individual subtracts the amount owed to creditors from his or her assets. Net pay is the salary an individual actually receives after deductions such as Income Tax and Social Security payments.

net

n., adj. the amount of money or value remaining after all costs, losses, taxes, depreciation of value, and other expenses and deductions have been paid and/or subtracted. Thus the term is used in net profit, net income, net loss, net worth, or net estate.

net

adjective clear, irreducible, leftover, remaining, residual, residuary, surplus, surviving, unexpended
Associated concepts: net assets, net balance, net capital stock, net earnings, net estate, net income, net loss, net premium, net price, net proceeds, net profit, net rents, net revenues, net value, net worth
See also: capture, earn, ensnare, gain, realize, trap
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The net energy systems used in different parts of the world are described and compared, although the French NE system has been adopted more widely globally.
After securing an equity partner, NET Energy Group will invite tenders from experienced operations and maintenance contractors for the operation of the plant.
Performance analysis is the only vehicle seen as applicable to any zero net energy scenario and must address both building energy demand and also energy supply (on-site and off-site).
Martin Nyachoti told Feedinfo News Service: "There are a number of advantages of adopting the net energy system.
In order to achieve zero net energy, which means the facility generates and utilizes its own power, the Rutgers visitors center will use multiple ZESS 50 energy storage systems in order to store energy at the time of generation for later use when those generating sources, such as solar, are not available.
A net energy analysis was performed to investigate the net energy output of harvesting, processing, and transporting small (diameter at breast height, DBH [less than or equal to] 5.
Using the net energy yield reported in Table 1, we can calculate how much corn would be required to displace 15 percent of U.
The analysis showed that both corn grain ethanol and soybean diesel have a positive net energy balance (NEB), with ethanol having a 25% NEB and biodiesel a 93% NEB.
His team also calculated that with the use of an alternative chemical process now being investigated for biofuel production, fuel from grassland plants yields 51 percent more net energy per hectare than corn-grain ethanol does.
A few still criticize the net energy balance of producing ethanol, but by their criteria even oil production would be a net energy loser.
During the first quarter of 2006, EDC's net energy output came to 2,273 gigawatt hours, down 68% from the same period a year earlier.