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Glazing Materials for Solar and Architectural Applications

Editor: C.M. Lampert, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, U.S.A.
June 2005
Report #: LBL 34436
This report summarizes five collaborative research projects on glazings. The projects include materials characterization, optical and thermal measurements, and durability testing of several types of new glazings.

Accelerated Life Testing of Solar Energy Materials: Case Study of Some Selective Solar Absorber Coating Materials for DHW Systems

Authors: B. Carlsson, et al., Swedish National Testing and Research Institute
February 1994
ISBN: 91-7848-472-3
This report documents the results of a joint study aimed at establishing the use and limitations of accelerated life testing methods that are applicable to materials used in solar heating and cooling applications.

Solar Materials Research and Development: Performance Criteria for New Solar Materials

Editor: G. Bert Brouwer, Van Heugten Consulting Engineers
September 1992
ISBN: 91-7848-472-3
This report outlines the principal results of cooperative research on (1) a means of material selection for various solar applications and locations, and (2) a methodology to estimate the energy benefits resulting from such selections. The two primary materials groups investigated were spectral selective coatings on solar collector absorbers in solar hot water systems and transparent insulation materials.

Survey of Service Life Prediction Methods for Materials in Solar Heating and Cooling

Author: B. Carlsson
September 1989, Swedish National Testing Institute, Sweden

Material Failure and Degradation Modes in Selected Solar Materials: A Review

Author: C. Lampert, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, U.S.A.
Edition: May 1989

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