Fiscal Year 2005 Solar Radiometry and Metrology Task Accomplishments

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    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar Radiometry and Metrology task provides traceable optical radiometric calibrations and measurements to photovoltaic (PV) researchers and the PV industry. Traceability of NREL solar radiometer calibrations to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR) was accomplished during Pyrheliometer Comparison at NREL in October 2004. Ten spectral and more than200 broadband radiometers for solar measurements were calibrated this year. We measured detailed spectral distributions of the NREL and PV industry Pulsed Solar Simulators and are analyzing the influence of environmental variables on radiometer uncertainty. New systems for indoor and outdoor solar radiometer calibrations and ultraviolet (UV) spectral measurements and UV radiometer calibrationswere purchased and tested. Optical metrology functions support the NREL Measurement and Characterization Task effort for ISO 17025 accreditation of NREL Solar Reference Cell Calibrations and have been integrated into the NREL quality system and audited for ISO17025 compliance.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages5
    StatePublished - 2005
    Event2005 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting - Denver, Colorado
    Duration: 7 Nov 200510 Nov 2005


    Conference2005 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting
    CityDenver, Colorado

    Bibliographical note

    Presented at the 2005 DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting held November 7-10, 2005 in Denver, Colorado. Also included in the proceedings available on CD-ROM (DOE/GO-102006-2245; NREL/CD-520-38557)

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-560-38817


    • NREL
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • PV
    • solar
    • solar radiometry


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