Day: July 17, 2021

3 Instruments Used to Measure Solar Power

To measure solar radiation, you need a radiometer. There are numerous types of radiometers that climatologists, as well as meteorologists, use. The ideal type of instrument to measure solar power depends on the type of solar radiation you intend to measure. Here are the three instruments used:
1. Pyranometer
This is the commonly used instrument to measure hemispherical solar irradiance. That is broadband solar radiation. This instrument does well in a 180-degree field of view.
A standard type pyranometer has thermopile …