Historical Standard: ASTM E772-11 Standard Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion
SUPERSEDED (see Active link, below)
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.
1.5 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.
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
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 DocumentWMO-No.8 Guide to Meteorological Instruments and Methods of Observation, Seventh ed., 2008, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva
conversion; definitions; energy; glass; instrumentation; measurement; optics; photovoltaics; radiation; radiometry; solar; terminology; thermal;
ICS Number Code 01.040.27 (Energy and heat transfer engineering (Vocabularies)); 27.160 (Solar energy engineering)