Spectroradiometer Intercomparison and Impact on Characterizing Photovoltaic Device Performance: Preprint
Indoor and outdoor testing of photovoltaic (PV) device performance requires the use of solar simulators and natural solar radiation, respectively. This performance characterization requires accurate knowledge of spectral irradiance distribution that is incident on the devices. Spectroradiometers are used to measure the spectral distribution of solar simulators and solar radiation. On September 17, 2013, a global spectral irradiance intercomparison using spectroradiometers was organized by the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This paper presents highlights of the results of this first intercomparison, which will help to decrease systematic inter-laboratory differences in the measurements of the outputs or efficiencies of PV devices and harmonize laboratory experimental procedures.
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- Conference: Presented at Solar 2014, 6-10 July 2014, San Francisco, California
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office
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- 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION SPECTRAL IRRADIANCE; SPECTRORADIOMETER; PHOTOVOLTAIC; PV; SIMPLE MODEL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC RADIATIVE TRANSFER OF SUNSHINE; SMARTS; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics
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