ASTM Continues Efforts to Develop Solar Glazing Standard
November 12, 2009
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
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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
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USGNN.com will provide updates on the standard's development
as they are made available.
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