Evaluation of a New Photodiode Sensor for Measuring Global and Diffuse Irradiance, and Sunshine Duration

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John Wood

Peak Design and Development, Sunnybank House, Wensley Rd, Winster, Derbys, DE4 2DH Englande-mail: john@peakdesign.co.uk

Tariq Muneer, J. Kubie

School of Engineering, Napier University, 10 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT, Scotland

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(1), 43-48 (Jan 27, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1531149 History: Received December 01, 2001; Revised August 01, 2002; Online January 27, 2003
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Global (right hand Y-axis) and diffuse (left hand Y-axis) outputs, logged at 10s intervals on April 27, 2001
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Distribution of false positive (left hand group) and false negative (right hand group) readings
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BF3 and Campbell-Stokes recorders compared to WMO reference
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Hourly averages of global (right hand Y-axis) and diffuse (left hand Y-axis) irradiation for period from Feb 22–July 3, 2001
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BF3 shading pattern, plotted using a 180-deg fisheye view




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