6 April 2012 Model for correcting global solar irradiance measured with rotating shadowband radiometer
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Global horizontal irradiance (GHI) measured with rotating shadowband radiometer (RSR) is not accurate enough due to thermal sensitivity and nonuniform spectral response of the photovoltaic detector equipped inside. The purpose of this work is to develop a multiple regressive model to correct the errors posed by the temperature and spectrum. The ratio of the reference global horizontal irradiance (RGHI) to the RSR measured GHI is defined as correction factor, based on which, the model is built via device temperature, air mass, and solar zenith angle. Evaluated from various statistical tests such as coefficient of correlation R2, mean bias deviation, root mean square deviation, t-statistic, skewness, and kurtosis, results show that the corrected RSR GHI can be comparable with the high-quality RGHI, which indicates the validity of the model.
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Hongyan Xing, Wei Chong, Yizhuo Sha, Wenhua Lv, "Model for correcting global solar irradiance measured with rotating shadowband radiometer," Optical Engineering 51(4), 046001 (6 April 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.4.046001 . Submission:
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