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Title: NREL Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL): Baseline Measurement System (BMS); Golden, Colorado (Data)

The SRRL was established at the Solar Energy Research Institute (now NREL) in 1981 to provide continuous measurements of the solar resources, outdoor calibrations of pyranometers and pyrheliometers, and to characterize commercially available instrumentation. The SRRL is an outdoor laboratory located on South Table Mountain, a mesa providing excellent solar access throughout the year, overlooking Denver. Beginning with the basic measurements of global horizontal irradiance, direct normal irradiance and diffuse horizontal irradiance at 5-minute intervals, the SRRL Baseline Measurement System now produces more than 130 data elements at 1-min intervals that are available from the Measurement & Instrumentation Data Center Web site. Data sources include global horizontal, direct normal, diffuse horizontal (from shadowband and tracking disk), global on tilted surfaces, reflected solar irradiance, ultraviolet, infrared (upwelling and downwelling), photometric and spectral radiometers, sky imagery, and surface meteorological conditions (temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, precipitation, snow cover, wind speed and direction at multiple levels). Data quality control and assessment include daily instrument maintenance (M-F) with automated data quality control based on real-time examinations of redundant instrumentation and internal consistency checks using NREL's SERI-QC methodology. Operators are notified of equipment problems by automatic e-mail messages generated by the data acquisition and processingmore » system. Radiometers are recalibrated at least annually with reference instruments traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR). « less
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Report Number(s):
NREL/DA-5500-56488
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
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)
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; RADIANT FLUX DENSITY; DATA; WEATHER; OUTDOORS; HUMIDITY; WIND; PRECIPITATION; THERMOCOUPLES; PYRANOMETERS; PYRHELIOMETERS; RADIOMETERS; SILICON; SPECTRA; SPECTROMETERS; PHOTOMETERS; ALBEDO; AEROSOLS; WATER VAPOR; TURBIDITY; ELECTRIC FIELDS; CLOUD COVER; DEW POINT; UPWELLING; DOWNWELLING; RADIATIONS; nrel; srrl; bms; baseline; midc; solar; irradiance; meterological; data; measurement; instrumentation; solar calendar; wind rose; display; real-time; weather; outdoor; global; direct; diffuse; temperature; humidity; wind; pressure; precipitation; thermopile; tracker; pyranometer; pyrheliometer; radiometer; silicon; rotating; shadowband; rsr; rsp; spectrum; spectra; spectroradiometer; spectrometer; photometer; albedo; pyrgeometer; infrared; IR; ultra-violet; UV; aerosols; AOD; sky image; imager; sky camera; water vapor; sky scanner; quantum; photometric; PAR; turbidity; electric field; cloud cover; dry bulb; wet bulb; dew point; upwelling; downwelling; radiation; normal; plane of array; two axis; one axis; tilted; vertical; research
OSTI Identifier:
1052221
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