In June, Spectrafy had the pleasure of presenting and exhibiting at the 7th World Conference of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7), held at the Hilton Waikaloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Spectrafy was on hand to share the latest in solar spectral measurement with the global academic community, including our latest software with automated spectral correcton factors and the first public demonstration of our SolarSIM-E prototype. The SolarSIM-E consists of a SolarSIM-G coupled with an automated rotating shadowband. The SolarSIM-E enables accurate measurement of global and diffuse solar spectra, from which the direct solar spectra, and various atmospheric parameters are automatically calculated. A video of the SolarSIM-E in operation is shown below.
While there, we also took the opportunity to run a short measurement campaign. A summary of the results, which include the effects of volcanic smog from the Kilueaua eruption, can be found here.
Spectrafy’s poster presented at WCPEC-7, entitled: “Real-time, efficient data acquisition of global spectral irradiance” can be found here.