Improved Accuracy for Low-cost Solar Irradiance Sensors

  title={Improved Accuracy for Low-cost Solar Irradiance Sensors},
  author={David L. King and William E. Boyson and Britt R. Hansen and W. I. Bower},
Accurate measurements of broadband (full spectrum) solar irradiance are fundamental to the successful implementation of solar power systems, both photovoltaic and solar thermal. Historically, acceptable measurement accuracy has been achieved using expensive thermopile-based pyranometers and pyrheliometers. The measurement limitations and sensitivities of these expensive radiometers are a topic that has been addressed elsewhere. This paper demonstrates how to achieve acceptable accuracy (±3%) in… CONTINUE READING
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