Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal and Other Alternative Energy Sources
The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research and the development of standard test methods, specifications, guides, practices and terminology concerned with the technology for conversion of solar and geothermal renewable energy to directly usable energy forms and the application of such technology for the public benefit.
The areas of interest shall encompass standards relating to methods and applications of solar and geothermal energy conversion. These methods and applications shall include the following: heating of domestic hot water; active and passive space heating and cooling; process heating; thermal conversion power generation; photovoltaic generation of electricity; and advanced energy conversion, including wind energy. Consideration shall be given to applicable materials components, subsystems, and systems in each of these methods and applications.
The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interest.