DescriptionWe 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.
|Period||21 Jun 2019|
|Event title||46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019|
|Location||Chicago, United States, IllinoisShow on map|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
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Experimental Study of the Spectral and Angular Solar Irradiance
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Academic › peer-review