Improved Method to Measure Glare and Reflected Solar Irradiance

Improved Method to Measure Glare and Reflected Solar Irradiance

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:04+00:00 February 27th, 2013|Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, Facilities, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Improved Method to Measure Glare and Reflected Solar Irradiance

Sandia has developed a significantly cheaper, more efficient, and more accurate method of measuring the irradiance from solar reflections using a digital camera. Measurements of reflected solar irradiance is of great importance to industry, military, and government agencies to assess potential impacts of glint and glare from growing numbers of solar power installations around the world. In addition, this measurement technique can be used to monitor and maintain system performance for concentrating solar power applications.