Comparative Measurements of Different Solar Flux Gauge Types

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Jens Kaluza, Andreas Neumann

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Energy Technology Division, D-51170 Cologne, Germany

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(3), 251-255 (Mar 01, 2001) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1385201 History: Received November 01, 2000; Revised March 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Different flux gauges mounted on the 3-axis table in the focal plane of the DLR Solar Furnace
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Comparison of SunCatch to Kendall radiometer
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Comparing the high flux HyCals to the Kendall radiometer
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Comparing the low flux HyCals to the Kendall radiometer
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The sensor DLR-H4 with its deteriorated active area
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The cooled panel can host up to 8 radiometers. Each of them is connected to the cooling system.
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The diffuse reflecting surface on the front side of the cooled panel is used for the control of the beam shape and position.



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