Accession Number : ADA304448

Title :   Proceedings of Institute of Environmental Sciences Seminar on Testing Solar Energy Materials and Systems Held in Gaithersburg, Maryland on 22-24 May 1978.

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MOUNT PROSPECT IL

PDF Url : ADA304448

Report Date : MAY 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 280

Abstract : The purpose of this seminar was to bring out to the entire technical community concerned with the utilization of solar energy, the problems of components and materials performance evaluation, new testing techniques being developed, and the need to standardize measurement and test procedures. Terrestrial solar irradiance measurement and the standardization of test procedures are a key to characterizing thermal performance of solar energy systems such as photovoltaic, thermal power, and solar collectors for heating and cooling. Presentations by the technical community of the existing methods of measurement and test facilities expanded the understanding of terrestrial solar energy utilization and application. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ENERGY CONVERSION, *SOLAR ENERGY, *SOLAR RADIATION, *PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT, *THERMAL POWER PLANTS, *SOLAR COLLECTORS, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, MIRRORS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SYMPOSIA, DEGRADATION, HIGH TEMPERATURE, CRACKING(FRACTURING), ACRYLIC RESINS, COOLING, FOULING, SOLAR CELLS, IRRADIATION, REFLECTANCE, WATER PIPES, RADIOMETRY, SOLAR HEATING, DELAMINATION, THERMAL RADIATION, FRESNEL LENSES, THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE