Evaluation of Radiometers Deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory
This study analyzes the performance of various commercially available radiometers used for measuring global horizontal irradiances and direct normal irradiances. These include pyranometers, pyrheliometers, rotating shadowband radiometers, and a pyranometer with fixed internal shading and are all deployed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory. Data from 32 global horizontal irradiance and 19 direct normal irradiance radiometers are presented. The radiometers in this study were deployed for one year (from April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012) and compared to measurements from radiometers with the lowest values of estimated measurement uncertainties for producing reference global horizontal irradiances and direct normal irradiances.
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- NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office
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- United States
- 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION solar radiation; pyranometers; pyrheliometers; rotating shadowbank radiometers (RSR); global horizontal irradiance; diffuse horizontal irradiance; direct normal irradiance; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); NREL; Solar Radiation Research Laboratory; SRRL
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