Masdar City Rotating Shadow-band Irradiometer (RSI) station

May 11, 2020

Khalifa University operates one of seven rotating shadowband irradiometer (RSI) stations deployed by Masdar Power between 2007 and 2009 to assess the concentrating solar power (CSP) potential of the UAE. A second RSI station is operated periodically for comparison at the SIMP. These instruments monitor air temperature (T), Relative Humidity (RH) and wind at 10 meters in addition to their primary function of measuring direct normal irradiation (DNI) and diffuse horizontal irradiation (DHI). The relations between these DNI/DHI measurements and those of the SIMPs first-class instruments are of particular interest.