ASTM E772 - 15

    Standard Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion

    Active Standard ASTM E772 | Developed by Subcommittee: E44.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.02


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology pertains to the conversion of solar energy into other forms of energy by various means, including thermal absorption (i.e., solar thermal) and the photovoltaic effect (i.e., photovoltaics).

    1.2 This terminology also pertains to instrumentation used to measure solar radiation.

    1.3 This terminology also pertains to glass for solar energy applications.

    1.4 Fundamental terms associated with electromagnetic radiation that are indicates as derived units in Standard IEEE/ASTM SI 10 are not repeated in this terminology.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E816 Test Method for Calibration of Pyrheliometers by Comparison to Reference Pyrheliometers

    E1125 Test Method for Calibration of Primary Non-Concentrator Terrestrial Photovoltaic Reference Cells Using a Tabular Spectrum

    E2527 Test Method for Electrical Performance of Concentrator Terrestrial Photovoltaic Modules and Systems Under Natural Sunlight

    F1863 Test Method for Measuring the Night Vision Goggle-Weighted Transmissivity of Transparent Parts

    G113 Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.27 (Energy and heat transfer engineering (Vocabularies)); 27.160 (Solar energy engineering)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40101807(Solar heating units); 60104701(Solar collecting devices)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E0772-15

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E772-15, Standard Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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