Revising and Validating Spectral Irradiance Reference Standards for Photovoltaic Performance Evaluation

Daryl R. Myers, Keith Emery, C. Gueymard

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Abstract

In 1982, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) adopted consensus standards for direct-normal and hemispherical ("global") tilted solar terrestrial spectra (ASTM E891/E892/G159). These standard spectra were intended to evaluate photovoltaic (PV) device performance and other solar-related applications. The International Standards Organization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) adopted these spectra as spectral standards ISO 9845-1 and IEC 60904-3. Additional information and more accurately representative spectra are needed by today's PV community. Modern terrestrial spectral radiation models, knowledge of atmospheric physics, and measured radiometric quantities are applied to develop new reference spectra under consideration by ASTM.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)567-574
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Volume126
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-560-35941

Keywords

  • Modeling
  • Models
  • Reference
  • Spectrum
  • Standard

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