The SolarPACES Reflectance Guideline provides an essential tool to obtain comparable reflectance measurements, but because of the lack of adequate commercial instrumentation, till now the exhaustive characterization of reflectance behaviour versus incidence θi and (half) acceptance angle φ is unachieved. An expert group in Task III has been working to outline some practicable solutions. The Equivalent Model Algorithm (EMA) was found quite promising: with few input data, EMA allows to predict any reflectance feature by computation. The recent availability of reliable reflectance measurements at oblique incidence made possible the refinement of EMA by analysing a representative set of commercial solar mirrors. This paper describes the new EMA for solar mirror, named EMA4SM, and reports its validation1.
Enhanced equivalent model algorithm for solar mirrors
Marco Montecchi, Florian Sutter, Aránzazu Fernández-Garćıa, Anna Heimsath, Francisco Torres, Cristina Pelayo; Enhanced equivalent model algorithm for solar mirrors. AIP Conf. Proc. 11 December 2020; 2303 (1): 100005. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0028768
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