A New and Inexpensive Pyranometer for the Visible Spectral Range

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Martínez, Miguel A.; Andújar, José M.; Enrique, Juan M.;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
  • Journal: Sensors (Basel, Switzerland),volume 9,issue 6,pages4,615-4,634 (issn: 1424-8220, eissn: 1424-8220)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3291930, doi: 10.3390/s90604615
  • Subject: TP1-1185 | pyranometer | thermopile | photodiode | data acquisition | Chemical technology | solar irradiance | calibration | Article | visible spectral range

This paper presents the design, construction and testing of a new photodiode-based pyranometer for the visible spectral range (approx. 400 to 750 nm), whose principal characteristics are: accuracy, ease of connection, immunity to noise, remote programming and operation,... View more
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