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|Title:||High Quality Measurements of the Solar Spectrum for Simulation of Multi-junction Photovoltaic Cell Yields|
|Authors:||NORTON MATTHEW; PARASKEVA Vasiliki; GALLEANO Roberto; MAKRIDES George; KENNY Robert; GEORGHIOU George|
|Citation:||29th European Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition p. 2002 - 2007|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||There is increasing interest in understanding how high-efficiency multi-junction photovoltaic cells perform in the field under varying spectral distributions of solar irradiation. The aim of this work is to produce a spectral irradiance dataset for Nicosia, Cyprus for a typical meteorological year that can be used to analyse cell performances. This is being done through a combination of spectral and meteorological measurements and simulation using the SMARTS atmospheric radiative transfer model. To date, 6 months of data have been collected and a variety of derived parameters are now being compared against the model. Results so far have indicated that a maritime aerosol model is most appropriate for this location. However, initial analyses have highlighted a persistently higher blue content in the measured spectra, which may indicate a measurement artefact. This demonstrates how SMARTS can also be used as a tool to verify spectral measurements of solar irradiation.|
|JRC Directorate:||Energy, Transport and Climate|
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