Special Issue "Solar Irradiance Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: solar energy and photovoltaic systems; electrical power and energy system; artificial intelligence; renewable energy; smart grids and microgrids
Solar radiation is one of the most important quantities requiring monitoring for modern scenarios. This is for two important reasons. The first one is related to the large number of environmental characteristics directly or indirectly related to the solar irradiance reaching the Earth. The second is related to human activities, such as energy production and consumption, and their strict correlation with this quantity. For example, it is a key quantity to assess performance for a photovoltaic power plant. Moreover, research towards development of low-cost solutions to measure and predict solar irradiance could open interesting scenarios for applications such as PV plant reconfiguration or algorithms to optimize smart-building energy efficiency. This might create a larger market and a high demand for this kind of sensors/devices.
This Special Issue focuses on all the strategies for the development of novel solar irradiance sensors, going from technology issues to virtual sensors implementation, passing from the use of low-cost PV cells and their characterization. This number accepts high-quality articles that contain original research results and review articles and will allow readers to learn more about technological solutions related to solar irradiance sensors providing a benefit to the energy management system.
Therefore, articles reporting recent advances in solar irradiance sensor materials, sensor characteristics, properties, concepts, calibration and testing techniques, and application-oriented solar irradiance sensor systems, as well as closely-related topics, are welcome.
Dr. Antonino Laudani
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- Reference PV cells
- Irradiance spectrum and spectroscopy
- Continuous monitoring and datalogging
- Calibration of solar sensors
- New applications of solar irradiance sensors