Benefits of Accurately Measuring Solar Irradiance
The sun can be the world’s largest source of power generation. But how is this power, also known as solar irradiance, measured? Why is it important to measure irradiance?
This white paper, published by Kipp & Zonen, dissects the theoretical aspect and importance of solar irradiance and ways to measure it, concluding with 6 applications to offer a better grasp of the possibilities and best practices.
Defining Solar irradiance and its components
Measuring solar irradiance
Introducing to pyranometer and pyrheliometer
Benefits of monitoring irradiance for the phases of utility-scale solar energy
Best practices and international standards
Ensuring high quality, reliable solar irradiance measurements