|•Solar Radiation Measurements: Accuracy Matters|
High quality solar radiation data is critical throughout the life-cycle of a solar power plant. Once a plant has been set-up and is operational, high quality solar radiation data is required for maximizing operational efficiency, scheduling maintenance, monitoring performance and for output forecasting. Errors in the solar radiation measurements can signiﬁcantly impact upon the return on investment for solar projects.
How is Solar Radiation Measured?
All solar power plants require...
•Monitoring Solar Radiation to Improve Plant Performance
Performance Evaluation without Accurate Radiation Measurement is Meaningless:
A critical component for any solar power project is solar radiation monitoring and measurement. Although this equipment presents a negligible fraction of total project cost (less than 0.1% of total project cost), it is the component most overlooked and over shadowed over other more capital intensive components. However, in this more mature phase of the Indian solar power industry, we are starting to see a shift in...