Transparent or translucent material (glass or plastic) used to admit light and/or to reduce heat loss; used for building windows, skylights, or greenhouses, or for covering the aperture of a solar collector.
  A term used for the transparent or translucent material in a window. This material (i.e. glass, plastic films, coated glass) is used for admitting solar energy and light through windows.
  A covering of transparent or translucent material (typically glass or plastic) used for admitting light.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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