Standards and Best Practices for Solar Measurements

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NREL leads and contributes to the development of radiometric standards and associated best practices through the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) International and others, such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Development of best practices and consensus standards in solar measurement enables industry to develop widely accepted protocols for various stages of solar project development and operations. This reduces barriers to seeking financing and reduces warranty costs. These standards and best practices play an essential role in all aspects of weathering and durability, including standard conditions, methods and instrumentation, accelerated testing, and service lifetime of materials systems.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2019 PV Systems Symposium, 14-16 May 2019, Albuquerque, New Mexico

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5D00-73909


  • accelerated testing
  • aspects of weathering
  • durability
  • instrumentation
  • measurement
  • service lifetime
  • solar
  • standard conditions
  • standards


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