Sonnergy offers a comprehensive measurements service to determine the
ultraviolet, visible, solar and thermal optical properties of materials.
The Solar Energy Materials Research Laboratory houses state-of-the-art
spectrophotometric instrumentation capable of determining total,
diffuse, regular and angle dependent UV/Vis/NIR and IR measurements with
traceable calibration. Calculations are undertaken in accordance with
European (CEN), International Standards (ISO) and DS procedures.
Optical properties include:
Solar transmittance, reflectance and absorptance
Visible transmittance, reflectance and absorptance
Ultraviolet transmittance, reflectance and absorptance
Colour (Chromaticity coordinates)
Further details of the measurements offered can be found
Sonnergy is engaged in a wide range of research activities related to
buildings in the areas of energy efficiency, daylight and facades.
Sonnergy also provides services support to international organisations
such as The Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES) and the International
Commission on Glass.
Laboratory facilities can be viewed here.