A New and Inexpensive Pyranometer for the Visible Spectral Range
AbstractThis paper presents the design, construction and testing of a new photodiode-based pyranometer for the visible spectral range (approx. 400 to 750 nm), whose principal characteristics are: accuracy, ease of connection, immunity to noise, remote programming and operation, interior temperature regulation, cosine error minimisation and all this at a very low cost, tens of times lower than that of commercial thermopile-based devices. This new photodiode-based pyranometer overcomes traditional problems in this type of device and offers similar characteristics to those of thermopile-based pyranometers and, therefore, can be used in any installation where reliable measurement of solar irradiance is necessary, especially in those where cost is a deciding factor in the choice of a meter. This new pyranometer has been registered in the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office under the number P200703162. View Full-Text
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Martínez, M.A.; Andújar, J.M.; Enrique, J.M. A New and Inexpensive Pyranometer for the Visible Spectral Range. Sensors 2009, 9, 4615-4634.
Martínez MA, Andújar JM, Enrique JM. A New and Inexpensive Pyranometer for the Visible Spectral Range. Sensors. 2009; 9(6):4615-4634.Chicago/Turabian Style
Martínez, Miguel A.; Andújar, José M.; Enrique, Juan M. 2009. "A New and Inexpensive Pyranometer for the Visible Spectral Range." Sensors 9, no. 6: 4615-4634.