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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Number 16/378388, India (2019)



A solar monitoring system for measuring solar radiation intensity comprising a tracking unit having two-axis movement comprising, an image capturing head mounted with first and second irradiation measuring units, and a controller. The first irradiation measuring unit comprises a direct normal irradiance (DNI) sensor and the second irradiation measuring unit includes a diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI) sensor and a global horizontal irradiance (GHI) sensor. The controller receives inputs from the sensors or a software program configured to control orientation of the image capturing head so that the DNI sensor is always exposed to the sun, and the shading disc is always directly between the DHI sensor and the sun.

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J. David Freeman, Kumar, R., and Achuthanad, K., “Solar Monitoring System for Measuring Solar Radiation Intensity”, U.S. Patent 16/3783882019.