The CEI has established a shadowband radiometer and solar panel test facility on the roof the UW Power Plant building. The dataset from these two sources provides an opportunity for student exploration with data.
- What does a Seattle Solar year look like in detail?
- Over what time period to we collect 80% of the energy available for a year?
- What angle is best?
- What is the efficiency of commercial solar panels under real conditions?
Download 3-7-2015 Data
Download 3-22-2015 Data
Below is a live feed of todays solar radiation measurements.
Can you explain the graph below recorded on August 21st 2017?