Recommended Reference Solar Spectra for Industrial Applications

S. Suga, P. Blattner, O. Cordo, G. Cornell, A. Francis, A. Habte, J. Jung, H. Kita, D.R. Myers, J. Regan, A. Schönlein, Anders Thorseth

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    This document provides CIE recommended reference solar spectra for industrial applications. It contains a large selection of simulation benchmarks for total, direct and diffuse components of solar spectra under various atmospheric conditions and solar geometries (defined by the air mass). For this purpose a freely available solar spectral irradiance model has been used to generate tables and figures of solar spectral irradiance under a number of different atmospheric conditions, in the form of explicit meteorological input parameters. The data as provided in this document are to a large extent comparable to those in CIE 085-1989, but they are presented with a higher spectral sampling. The respective solar spectra are the basis for national and international standard reference spectra for various applications. They have been extensively validated against measured spectra.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCIE - International Commission on Illumination
    Number of pages91
    ISBN (Print)978-3-902842-90-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


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