ASTM E772 - 13

    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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    ASTM E772

    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

    C162 Terminology of Glass and Glass Products

    C1048 Specification for Heat-Strengthened and Fully Tempered Flat Glass

    C1651 Test Method for Measurement of Roll Wave Optical Distortion in Heat-Treated Flat Glass

    D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics

    D1245 Practice for Examination of Water-Formed Deposits by Chemical Microscopy

    D4865 Guide for Generation and Dissipation of Static Electricity in Petroleum Fuel Systems

    D5544 Test Method for On-Line Measurement of Residue After Evaporation of High-Purity Water

    D7236 Test Method for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester (Ramp Method)

    E349 Terminology Relating to Space Simulation

    E490 Standard Solar Constant and Zero Air Mass Solar Spectral Irradiance Tables

    E491 Practice for Solar Simulation for Thermal Balance Testing of Spacecraft

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

    E927 Specification for Solar Simulation for Photovoltaic Testing

    E948 Test Method for Electrical Performance of Photovoltaic Cells Using Reference Cells Under Simulated Sunlight

    E1021 Test Method for Spectral Responsivity Measurements of Photovoltaic Devices

    E1036 Test Methods for Electrical Performance of Nonconcentrator Terrestrial Photovoltaic Modules and Arrays Using Reference Cells

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

    E1171 Test Methods for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments

    E1362 Test Method for Calibration of Non-Concentrator Photovoltaic Secondary Reference Cells

    E1462 Test Methods for Insulation Integrity and Ground Path Continuity of Photovoltaic Modules

    E2236 Test Methods for Measurement of Electrical Performance and Spectral Response of Nonconcentrator Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells and Modules

    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

    G130 Test Method for Calibration of Narrow- and Broad-Band Ultraviolet Radiometers Using a Spectroradiometer

    G138 Test Method for Calibration of a Spectroradiometer Using a Standard Source of Irradiance

    G167 Test Method for Calibration of a Pyranometer Using a Pyrheliometer

    G173 Tables for Reference Solar Spectral Irradiances: Direct Normal and Hemispherical on 37 Tilted Surface

    G197 Table for Reference Solar Spectral Distributions: Direct and Diffuse on 20 Tilted and Vertical Surfaces

    WMO Document

    WMO-No.8 Guide to Meteorological Instruments and Methods of Observation, Seventh ed., 2008, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva


    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)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0772

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