Danish M.Hanif Biya(13ME18)(BEME1)
For the course of: NCES
Solar Radiation Measurement:
Measurement of solar radiation is the most
important aspect for study of Quantum of
Generally, 3 types of instruments are
III. Sunshine recorder.
The name Pyranometer is derived from
Greek word “pyr” means “fire” and “ano”
means “above, sky”.
It is a type of instrument to measure
broadband solar irradiance on planar
Receives the beam and
diffuse radiations and
Prevents loss of radiation
by providing cover.
No. of Thermocouples
in series to increase its
Pyranometers are frequently used in:
Solar energy study
A pyrheliometer is an
measurement of direct
It is used with a solar
tracking system to keep
the instrument aimed
Pyrheliometer is often
used with same setup
Shape of Hollow tube with reflecting surface
Consists of Black end plate
Placed at bottom of tube
Sensing element of temperature
This instrument is used to measure the hours
of Bright Sunshine in a day.