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Title: Characterization of a Low-Cost Multiparameter Sensor for Solar Resource Applications

Abstract

Low-cost, multiparameter sensing and measurement devices enable cost-effective monitoring of the functional, operational reliability, efficiency, and resiliency of the electric grid. The National Renewable Research Laboratory (NREL) Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL), in collaboration with Arable Labs, Inc., deployed Arable Lab's Mark multiparameter sensor system. The device measures the downwelling and upwelling shortwave solar resource and longwave radiation, humidity, air temperature, and ground temperature. The system is also equipped with six downward-and upward-facing narrowband spectrometer channels that measure spectral radiation and surface spectral reflectance. This study describes the shortwave calibration, characterization, and validation of measurement accuracy of this instrument by comparison with existing instruments that are part of NREL-SRRL's Baseline Measurement System.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Arable Labs, Inc.
  3. Solar Consulting Services
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1454754
Report Number(s):
NREL/PO-5D00-71718
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7), 10-15 June 2018, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; characterization; low-cost multiparameter sensor; solar resource; Solar Radiation Research Laboratory; SRRL; spectral radiation; narrowband spectrometer

Citation Formats

Habte, Aron M, Sengupta, Manajit, Andreas, Afshin M, Narasappa, Ranganath, Thomas, Taylor, Wolf, Adam, and Gueymard, Christian A. Characterization of a Low-Cost Multiparameter Sensor for Solar Resource Applications. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Habte, Aron M, Sengupta, Manajit, Andreas, Afshin M, Narasappa, Ranganath, Thomas, Taylor, Wolf, Adam, & Gueymard, Christian A. Characterization of a Low-Cost Multiparameter Sensor for Solar Resource Applications. United States.
Habte, Aron M, Sengupta, Manajit, Andreas, Afshin M, Narasappa, Ranganath, Thomas, Taylor, Wolf, Adam, and Gueymard, Christian A. Thu . "Characterization of a Low-Cost Multiparameter Sensor for Solar Resource Applications". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1454754.
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abstractNote = {Low-cost, multiparameter sensing and measurement devices enable cost-effective monitoring of the functional, operational reliability, efficiency, and resiliency of the electric grid. The National Renewable Research Laboratory (NREL) Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL), in collaboration with Arable Labs, Inc., deployed Arable Lab's Mark multiparameter sensor system. The device measures the downwelling and upwelling shortwave solar resource and longwave radiation, humidity, air temperature, and ground temperature. The system is also equipped with six downward-and upward-facing narrowband spectrometer channels that measure spectral radiation and surface spectral reflectance. This study describes the shortwave calibration, characterization, and validation of measurement accuracy of this instrument by comparison with existing instruments that are part of NREL-SRRL's Baseline Measurement System.},
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