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
Pages3182-3186
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0494-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0495-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020
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/

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Conference

Conference46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/06/1921/06/19
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Keywords

  • Bifacial solar cells
  • solar irradiance measurements
  • spectral albedo
  • spectral and angular irradiance

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