Revising and Validating Spectral Irradiance Standards for Photovoltaic Performance: Preprint

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    In 1982, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) adopted consensus standard direct-normal and global-tilted solar terrestrial spectra (ASTM E891/E892). 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) adoptedthese 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 for consideration by ASTM.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages13
    StatePublished - 2002
    EventASES/ASME Solar 2002 Conference - Reno, Nevada
    Duration: 15 Jun 200220 Jun 2002


    ConferenceASES/ASME Solar 2002 Conference
    CityReno, Nevada

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared for the ASES/ASME Solar 2002 Conference, 15-20 June 2002, Reno, Nevada

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-560-32284


    • modeling
    • models
    • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    • NREL
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • reference
    • spectra
    • spectrum
    • standards


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