Photovoltaic Terminology Standards

This category include standards referring to basic terminology of solar electric systems. Most important standards related to terminology are ISO 80000 Part 7 and IEC/TS 61836. ISO 80000 Part 7 standard gives names, symbols and definitions for quantities and units for light and other electromagnetic radiation. Where appropriate, conversion factors are also given. IEC/TS 61836 gives most important photovoltaic related terms.

General Terminology

IEC 60050 is also known as Electropedia is the world's most comprehensive online electrical and electronic terminology database containing more than 20,000 terms and definitions in English and French organized by subject area, with equivalent terms in various other languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish (coverage varies by subject area).

Photovoltaic Terminology

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Lighting Terminology

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ISO - International Organisation for Standardization.
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commision.
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials.JSA - Japanaese Standards Association.
CIE - International Commission on Illumination.