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How to measure solor light intensity ?

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Asked by Vilas Deshpande, 04 Sep '12 02:24 pm
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Temperature is not only a function of solar heating, but also the amount of insulation and ambient temperature.

I recommend using a solar panel and a volt meter. You can calibrate it by measuring the voltage on a very sunny clear day, with the panel perpendicular to the suns rays. Then divide 1000w/m^2 by that voltage; this is your slope coefficent.

Now to measure solar intensity on a cloudy day for instance, simply measure the voltage on your panel and multiply it by the slope coefficent and you will have your irradiation value.
Answered by Psycho, 04 Sep '12 02:28 pm

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