Spectrafy to present the latest in irradiance measurement at PVSC-47
Check out editorial in North American Clean Energy, March/April 2020
Check out our article in North American Clean Energy’s March/April 2020 issue. In it, Spectrafy CEO, Richard Beal, details why spectral uncertainty is inherent to the PV industry and how modern spectral pyranometers are enabling PV plant owners to routinely eliminate this increasingly important blindspot.
Spectrafy CTO wins HMEI’s Award for Young Engineers
At the recently held World Meteorological Technology Expo in Geneva ,Switzerland, it was announced that Spectrafy’s CTO, Viktar Tatsiankou had been awarded the Hydro Meteorological Equipment Industry Association’s 2019 Award for Young Engineers, for his pioneering work inventing the SolarSIM technology.
The HMEI Award honors young engineers, not exceeding the age of 35 at the time of nomination, for outstanding work that has been published either in a scientific journal, a significant technical report, a project report or as summary of a successfully defended PhD thesis or that has been granted a patent. Congratulations Viktar!
Spectrafy attends Renewable Energy India, visits National Institute of Solar Energy
Spectrafy exhibits at WCPEC-7 conference in Hawaii
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.
Spectrafy presents at PVPMC workshop
In May, Spectrafy personnel attended the 10th PV Performance Modeling Workshop in Albuquerque New Mexico and presented our lastest work on enabling the SolarSIMs to automatically calculate PV spectral correction factors (SCFs). SCFs convert complex spectral data sets into intuitive times series data that can then be used in conventional PV modeling software like any other prorate/derate. Our poster on the topic, entitled “Towards routine measurement and use of solar spectral irradiance data”can be found on the PVPMC website here.