An instrument for measuring either the diffuse or the total global solar radiation.
An instrument with a hemispherical field of view, used for measuring total or global solar radiation, specifically global horizontal radiation; a pyranometer with a shadow band or shading disk blocking the direct beam measures the diffuse sky radiation, as is illustrated in the picture below. A picture of the Eppley PSP pyranometer is included in the PSP definition above.
Instrument which measures diffuse and direct solar radiation.
radiometer designed for measuring the irradiance on a plane receiver surface which results from the radiant flux incident from the hemisphere above (within the shortwave range 0.3 - 3 µm) -- see also solar radiation Pyranometer
an instrument for measuring solar radiation received from the whole sky hemisphere
an instrument for measuring the solar reflectance, or albedo, of materials
An instrument which measures combined direct solar radiation and diffuse sky radiation. See pyrheliometer, Robitzsch actinograph, solarimeter. See also albedometer.
A sensor that measures solar radiation.
An instrument used for measuring global solar irradiance.
A device used to measure total incident solar radiation (direct beam, diffuse, and reflected radiation) per unit time per unit area.
A pyranometer is a type of actinometer used to measure broadband solar irradiance on a planar surface.