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ASTM Continues Efforts to Develop Solar Glazing Standard

Post Time:Nov 13,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:413

ASTM International Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal, and Other Alternative Energy Sources met yesterday in Atlanta as part of ASTM Committee Week and, through its Glass for Solar Applications subcommittee, is focused on developing and maintaining standards for glass and glass coatings for solar applications that include, but are not limited to, photovoltaic, solar thermal and concentrating applications.

Doug Goforth from Corning Inc. is serving as the chairperson of the new subcommittee.

Urmilla Sowell, technical director for the Glass Association of North America (CLICK HERE for related article), took part in the meeting and told USGNN.com that one of the subcommittee's goals is to have participants from all aspects of the solar glass industry take part in the subcommittee's first face-to-face meeting, which it set to take place January 20, 2010, at the ASTM Washington, D.C. office. Sowell says this is so they can have a good discussion about which aspect of the standard to tackle first, such as durability, reliability or performance.

The group had held its first virtual meeting on September 29, during which time they reviewed the areas they would be addressing. These include photovoltaic applications, glass types used for solar applications, coatings, films, durability issues and glass used in solar hot water and heating applications (CLICK HERE for related article).

USGNN.com™ will provide updates on the standard's development as they are made available.

Source: usgnnAuthor: shangyi

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