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Uncertainty in calibration and characterisation of pyranometers

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posted on 21.05.2019, 12:32 by Francesco Mariottini, Tom Betts, Giorgio Belluardo
This work quantifies the uncertainties of thermoelectric pyranometer measurements made with different calibration methods. Measurement campaigns supported both the evaluation of pyranometer calibrations and newly proposed approaches to characterise the pyranometers in indoor and outdoor conditions. Estimated uncertainties were then applied to a year-long irradiance dataset to evaluate the impact on the assessment of the annual solar irradiation. This study highlights the differences seen when calibrating pyranometers under different conditions and procedures. Such deeper insight of pyranometers response aims ultimately to assist the integration of short-term (pyranometers) and long-term (satellite-based) data to a more accurate evaluation of PV energy yield.

Funding

This study has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721452.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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15th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-15)

Citation

MARIOTTINI, F., BETTS, T.R. and BELLUARDO, G., 2019. Uncertainty in calibration and characterisation of pyranometers. IN: Hutchins, M. Crook, R. and Cole, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-15), Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, 10th - 12th April, pp 105-108.

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© The Solar Energy Society

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

04/02/2019

Publication date

2019

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This is a conference paper.

ISBN

0904963853

Language

en

Location

University of Warwick

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