DATE AND TIME
17 November 2017 21:20:56
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LOCATION
Timişoara, Romānia
Latitude 45°46' N
Longitude 21°25' E
Altitude 85 m
SOLAR RADIATION [W/m²]
μ=0° β=0° (global) 4.9
μ=0° β=0° (diffuse) 4.9
μ=-5° β=45° 4.6
ESTIMATED UV INDEX
(max under clear sky)
UV Index 1
METEO
Temperature [°C] 9
Pressure [mmHg] 753.5
Humidity [%] 100
Wind speed [m/s] 0.1
NEWS
 
October 2, 2017
New instruments are installed on the Solar Platform. Kipp & Zonen SMP10 Smart Pyranometers are used for measuring global, diffuse and total solar irradiance on south direction tilted with 45 degrees from the horizontal plane.
 
SOLAR PLATFORM
 
The research on photovoltaics at the Physics Department of the West University of Timisoara has begun by 2000 and experienced an impressive development after the commissioning of the Solar Platform in 2008. In present, the research on the Solar Platform is focused on three well defined fields:
  • increasing the efficiency of solar cells
  • evaluation the performance of PV systems operating under real meteorological conditions
  • monitoring, estimation and forecasting of solar resources
The research group is formed by twelve members. The strength of the team stems from its diversity, being formed of researchers with very different interests: physics, mathematics, statistics, astronomy and computer science.
 
PHOTOVOLTAICS
 
Four experimental setup for testing PV systems operating outdoor are fully monitored.
More info
 
RADIOMETRIC STATION
 
The main component of the Solar Platform is the Solar Radiation Monitoring Station, the first Romanian radiometric station outfitted for systematic monitoring solar radiation on tilted surfaces.
More info
 
SOLAR PLATFORM MANAGEMENT
 
Dr. Marius Paulescu, West University of Timisoara
Dr. Ciprian Dughir, Politehnica University of Timisoara
 
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