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Regione Lazio 

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Chose

The ESTER Station is part of the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE)

Regione Lazio 

The ESTER Station is partially founded by Lazio Region

Live weather data

31 July 2021
08:02 UTC +01:00
Sun
Irradiance
472.8 W/m2
temperature
Temperature
28.27 °C
umidita
Humidity
54.42 %
wind
Wind speed
0.913 m/s
Wind direction
266.2 °

Facility

It consists of three separate units: a solar-weather unit, a spectral unit and a PV test unit.

facilityThe solar-weather unit provides measurements of the three separate components of solar irradiance (direct, diffuse, reflected) and the global solar irradiance on a horizontal plane together with the standard weather parameters. The spectral unit, recently added, measures the spectral irradiance on a horizontal plane in the spectral range between 350 nm and 1,700 nm. The PV test part of the facility is provided with two stands that allow to expose approximately 8 modules of medium size. The stand n. 1 is a south oriented frame with variable tilt while the stand n. 2 is a sun tracker. Both stands are equipped with irradiance sensors (pyranometers and reference cells of various technologies) and have local weather stations installed nearby. Recently two other stands have been added to monitor flexible thin film modules on curved surfaces (stand n. 3) and to compare technologies on vertical facades with various orientations (stand n. 4).

The architecture of the data acquisition system is shown in the figure for the three separate units.

The Noria software has been conceived and built to manage the PV test unit data for an accurate retrieving through logical queries.