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Title: Computation of glint, glare, and solar irradiance distribution

Described herein are technologies pertaining to computing the solar irradiance distribution on a surface of a receiver in a concentrating solar power system or glint/glare emitted from a reflective entity. At least one camera captures images of the Sun and the entity of interest, wherein the images have pluralities of pixels having respective pluralities of intensity values. Based upon the intensity values of the pixels in the respective images, the solar irradiance distribution on the surface of the entity or glint/glare corresponding to the entity is computed.
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Sandia Corporation SNL-A
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Patent File Date: 2015 Jul 02
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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  • Ulmer, Steffen; Reinalter, Wolfgang; Heller, Peter
  • ASME Solar 2002: International Solar Energy Conference, p. 285-292
  • DOI: 10.1115/SED2002-1064

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