The state of Colorado in the U.S. Rocky Mountains boasts a healthy solar research community because the mile-high altitude is an advantage for solar measurement applications. Avantes Inc. engineers took advantage of the location at 1,626 m above sea level to perform some solar irradiance tests recently.
Over a series of days, Avantes engineers gathered broadband spectra of global horizontal irradiance using the Avantes cosine corrector to compensate for solar zenith angle and any other inherent sampling geometry. The cosine corrector was coupled to the AvaSpec-ULS2048x16-USB2 spectrometer using a solarization resistant FC/PC UV fiber.
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