Experimental Study of the Spectral and Angular Solar Irradiance

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Abstract

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.
Index Terms — Bifacial solar cells, spectral albedo, spectral and angular irradiance, solar irradiance measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication46TH IEEE PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE
Subtitle of host publication(PVSC 46)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
Publication statusSubmitted - Jun 2019
Event46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
Conference number: 46
https://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC46/

Conference

Conference46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/06/1921/06/19
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    Pal, S. S., & Saive, R. (2019). Experimental Study of the Spectral and Angular Solar Irradiance. Manuscript submitted for publication. In 46TH IEEE PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE : (PVSC 46) IEEE.