Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146244
Title:
Beam, Diffuse, and Global Irradiance Sensor for Solar Panels
Author:
Held, Ethan Samuel; Carter-Samuel, Neriyah; Hickey, Alex; Hillman, Zach; Romero, David; Wolf, Shira
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Team 4253 was tasked to provide an instrument that can measure the beam, diffuse, global, and plane-of-array components of solar irradiance with high accuracy, which can be employed in multiple test locations for long-term data collection. To solve this problem, the team proposed several design concepts that combined the use of thermopile pyranometers, custom-built sun tracking systems, photovoltaic cells, silicon light detectors, and commercially purchased dualaxis sun tracking system. Based on cost and ease of reproducibility, the final design was chosen to be a combination of silicon photodiodes and small photovoltaic cells as sensors with a commercially available dual-axis tracking system originally intended for use in astronomy. The constructed system is calibrated against a high accuracy commercial system. The data from the sensors is uploaded onto a University of Arizona server using PHP. The final design has been verified and validated. The final system will be replicated and placed implemented in Tucson locations. The following report describes the background, design analysis, built system specifications, testing, and results.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Electrical Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleBeam, Diffuse, and Global Irradiance Sensor for Solar Panelsen_US
dc.creatorHeld, Ethan Samuelen_US
dc.creatorCarter-Samuel, Neriyahen_US
dc.creatorHickey, Alexen_US
dc.creatorHillman, Zachen_US
dc.creatorRomero, Daviden_US
dc.creatorWolf, Shiraen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeld, Ethan Samuelen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarter-Samuel, Neriyahen_US
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Alexen_US
dc.contributor.authorHillman, Zachen_US
dc.contributor.authorRomero, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Shiraen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTeam 4253 was tasked to provide an instrument that can measure the beam, diffuse, global, and plane-of-array components of solar irradiance with high accuracy, which can be employed in multiple test locations for long-term data collection. To solve this problem, the team proposed several design concepts that combined the use of thermopile pyranometers, custom-built sun tracking systems, photovoltaic cells, silicon light detectors, and commercially purchased dualaxis sun tracking system. Based on cost and ease of reproducibility, the final design was chosen to be a combination of silicon photodiodes and small photovoltaic cells as sensors with a commercially available dual-axis tracking system originally intended for use in astronomy. The constructed system is calibrated against a high accuracy commercial system. The data from the sensors is uploaded onto a University of Arizona server using PHP. The final design has been verified and validated. The final system will be replicated and placed implemented in Tucson locations. The following report describes the background, design analysis, built system specifications, testing, and results.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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