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ASTM works with U.S. Dept of Energy on solar standards.

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September 18, 2009 - Interested participants are invited to attend virtual organizational meeting for new ASTM International activity on solar glass on Sept 29, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Representatives from U.S. DoE, ASTM International Committee E44, and ASTM International Committee C14 will be among participants. Potential standards topics to be discussed include glass rating for withstanding acidic rain, photovoltaic applications, coatings, durability, and solar hot water and heating systems.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM Glass and Energy Committees Work with U.S. Dept of Energy on Solar Standards

Press release date: September 16, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., September 16, 2009 - All interested participants are invited to attend a virtual organizational meeting for a new ASTM International activity on solar glass on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Representatives from the United States Department of Energy, ASTM International Committee E44 on Solar, Geothermal, and Other Energy Sources, and ASTM International Committee C14 on Glass and Glass Products will be among the meeting participants. Potential standards topics to be discussed include:
  • Glass rating for withstanding acid rain;
  • Photovoltaic applications;
  • Coatings;
  • Durability; and
  • Solar hot water and heating systems. The virtual meeting is open to all at no cost. To register for the meeting and receive a copy of the agenda, please contact Christine DeJong (phone: 610-832-9736, cdejong@astm.org). Committee C14 will meet Oct. 13 in Perrysburg, Ohio. For more information on Committee C14, please contact Thomas O'Toole (phone: 610-832-9739; totoole@astm.org). Committee E44 will meet Nov. 10-11 during November committee week in Atlanta, Ga. For more information on Committee E44, please contact Christine DeJong, ASTM International. Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe. Contact:
    Barbara Schindler, ASTM International
    100 Barr Harbor Drive, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428
    610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org, www.astm.org
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