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Articles and papers

The following is a downloadable list of publications written by the SRML.

Recent publications



PV papers

  1. PV Module Performance after 30 Years Without Washing, Proc. Solar 2014, InterSolar North America, SanFrancisco, CA, (2014) [abstract]

  2. "Modelling The Power Produced By Photovoltaic Systems", Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference , (2014)

  3. Measuring and Estimating the Temperature of Photovoltaic Modules, Solar Energy, (2014) [abstract]

  4. New Data Set for Validating PV Module Performance Models, Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2014 IEEE 40th [abstract]

  5. Providing High Quality Data to Develop and Validate PV Models, Proc. Solar 2013, American Solar Energy Society, Baltimore, MD (2013) [abstract]

  6. Evaluation of a Prototype Solar Awning, Proc. Solar 2010, American Solar Energy Society, Phoenix, AZ, (2010) [abstract]

  7. Measuring Degradation of Photovoltaic Module Performance in the Field, Proc. Solar 2009, American Solar Energy Society, Buffalo, NY, (2009) [abstract]

  8. Performance of PV Inverters, Proc. of the 37th ASES Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, (2008) [abstract]

  9. Shading on PV Systems: Estimating the Effect, Proc. of the 36th ASES Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, (2007) [abstract]

  10. AEC Photovoltaic Test Facility: First Year Test Data, Proc. of the 35th ASES Annual Conference, Denver, CO, (2006) [abstract]

  11. Using Sun Path Charts to Estimate the Effect of Shading on PV Arrays, Proc. Solar 2004, American Solar Energy Society Conf., Portland, OR. (2004) [abstract]

  12. Solar Cell Arrays: Degradation Due to Dirt, Proc. Solar 1989, Proceedings of the American Section of the International Solar Energy Society, Denver, CO. (1989) [abstract]


Solar Resource Assessment Papers

  1. Structure of a comprehensive solar database, Proc. of the ASES National Solar Conference, (2017) [abstract]

  2. Comparison of pyranometers and reference cells on fixed and a one-axis tracking surfaces, Proc. of the ASES National Solar Conference, (2017)[abstract]

  3. Introduction to the SRML and the basics of solar radiation monitoring

  4. Uncertainty of rotating shadowband irradiometers and Si-pyranometers including the spectral irradiance error AIP Conference Proceedings, May 2016

  5. Accuracy of Ground Surface Broadband Shortwave Radiation Monitoring, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, (2014) [abstract]

  6. Effects if Changing Spectral Radiation Distribution on the Performance of Photodiode Pyranometers, Proc. ASES 2014, InterSolar North America, San Francisco, CA, (2014) [abstract]

  7. Solar Energy Forecasting and Resources Assessment, Elsevier Press, July 2013 [Table of Contents]

  8. "Bankable Solar-Radiation Datasets" Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment (2013) Chapter 4 & 5

  9. Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements, CRC Press, (2012) [Table of Contents]

  10. Building a Bankable Solar Radiation Dataset, Solar Energy, 86, pp 2218-2229 (2012) [abstract]

  11. Spectral Distributions of Diffuse and Global Irradiance for Clear and Cloudy Periods, Proc. World Energy Forum, Denver, (2012) [abstract]

  12. GHI Corrleations with DHI and DNI and the Effects of Cloudiness on one-minute Datat, Proc. World Energy Forum, Denver, (2012) [abstract]

  13. Building a Bankable Solar Radiation Dataset, Proc. Solar 2011, American Solar Energy Society, Raleigh, NC, (2011) [abstract]

  14. Characterizing the Performance of an Eppley Normal Incident Pyrheliometer, Proc. Solar 2011, American Solar Energy Society, Raleigh, NC, (2011) [abstract]

  15. Evaluating Calibrations of Normal Incident Pyrheliometers, Proc. SPIE Conference, San Diego, CA, (2010) [abstract]

  16. Testing a Model of IR Radiative Losses, Proc. SPIE Conference, San Diego, CA, (2009) [abstract]

  17. Modeling of Solar Irradiance Using Satellite Images and Direct Terrestrial Measurements with PV Modules, Optical Modeling and Measurements for Solar Energy Systems III, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7410 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2009) [abstract]

  18. Establishing a Consistent Calibration Record for Eppley PSPs, Proc. of the 37th ASES Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, (2008) [abstract]

  19. Modeling IR Radiative Loss from Eppley PSP Pyranometers, Proc. SPIE Conference, San Diego, CA, (2008) [abstract]

  20. Evaluation of Methods to Correct for IR Loss in Eppley PSP Diffuse Measurements, Proc. SPIE Conference, San Diego, CA, (2007) [abstract]

  21. Analysis of Satellite Derived Beam and Global Solar Radiation Data, Solar Energy 81, 768-772 (2007) [abstract]

  22. Removing Systematic Errors from Rotating Shadowband Pyranometer Data, Proc. of the 35th ASES Annual Conference, Denver, CO (2006) [abstract]

  23. Trends In Direct Normal Solar Irradiance in Oregon from 1979-2003, Proc. Solar World Congress, International Solar Energy Society, 2005 [abstract]

  24. Beam-Tilted Correlations, Proc. Solar 2003, American Solar Energy Society Conf., Austin, TX. (2003) [abstract]

  25. China's Dust Affects Solar Resource in the USA: A Case Study, Proceedings of the 2000 Annual Conference American Solar Energy Society, pp 383-389 (2000) [abstract]

  26. Solar Resource GIS Data Base for the Pacific Northwest using Satellite Data: Final Report, (2004) [abstract]

  27. Solar Cell Based Pyranometers: Evaluation of the Diffuse Response [abstract]

  28. Variability of Solar Radiation Data over Short Time Intervals, Proc. Solar 2001, American Solar Energy Society Conf., Washington, D.C. (2001) [abstract]

  29. Responsivity of an Eppley NIP as a Function of Time and Temperature, Proceedings of the 1998 Annual Conference American Solar Energy Society, 517-522, 14 Jun 1998 [abstract]

  30. Atmospheric Turbidity Determination from Irradiance Ratios, Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Conference of the American Solar Energy Society, Washington, D.C., pp. 275-280, April, 1997. [abstract]


Education programs

  1. Energizing the Next Generation with Photovoltaics, Proc. Solar 2010, American Solar Energy Society, Phoenix, AZ, (2010) [abstract]

  2. Combined Solar PV and Earth Space Monitoring Technology for Educational and Research Purposes, Proc. of the 37th ASES Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (2008) [abstract]

  3. Discussion of PV Lab Equipment and Photovoltaic Systems for Teaching the Science of Photovoltaics, Proc. of the 36th ASES Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, (2007) [abstract]

  4. How BPA/WSUN School PV Effort Worked at Elmira High School, Proc. Solar 2002, American Solar Energy Society Conf., Reno, NV. (2002) [abstract]