Experimental Study of the Spectral and Angular Solar Irradiance

  • Shweta Sohanlal Pal (Speaker)
  • Saive, R. (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


We developed an experimental set-up and procedure to measure spectral and angular solar irradiance to accurately predict and optimize solar power plant performance. The set-up is comprised of a fiber coupled spectrometer mounted to a rotational stage which allows for 360⁰ light capture. The lightweight and flexible design enables irradiance measurements at any location. Measurements were taken in Enschede, Netherlands and in Phoenix, AZ, USA. We find a strong dependence of spectro-angular irradiance on the location, surroundings and cloud coverage which needs to be considered when modelling and optimizing location dependent solar power plant output.
Period21 Jun 2019
Event title46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Event typeConference
Conference number46
LocationChicago, United States, IllinoisShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational