RSB-01 Rotating Shadow Band:
The Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSB-01) is a type of instrument that is used to measure the amount of solar radiation that reaches the surface of the Earth. It is specifically designed to measure the direct and diffuse components of solar radiation, as well as the total solar radiation.
The instrument works by using a rotating shadow band to alternately block and allow the sun’s rays to pass through to the detector. This creates a modulation in the signal that can be used to separate the direct and diffuse components of the radiation. The RSB-01 also uses a spectroradiometer to measure the radiation in different wavelength bands. This allows for the measurement of radiation in specific spectral regions, such as the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared regions.
The instrument can be used to measure the solar radiation at different times of the day, under different weather conditions, and at different locations. It is commonly used for meteorological and climatological research, as well as for the study of the atmospheric aerosols and other environmental factors that can affect the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface.
The RSB-01 has a number of advantages over other types of radiation instruments. It is relatively simple to use and maintain, it is highly accurate and precise, and it can be used in a wide variety of environments. Additionally, the RSB-01 has a relatively low cost and can be used for long-term monitoring of solar radiation.
In summary, RSB-01 is an instrument that measure the solar radiation reaching to surface of the earth. It uses rotating shadow band to alternately block and allow the sun’s rays to pass through to the detector, and spectroradiometer to measure radiation in different wavelength bands. RSB-01 is commonly used for meteorological and climatological research, and for the study of the atmospheric aerosols and other environmental factors that can affect the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface.
Paired with an EKO Spectroradiometer, the RSB-01 is a compact, attractive, low-cost, all-weather spectral measurement alternative to conventional DNI, GHI, and GHI sun tracker systems.
Recommended for applications with limited space and lower budgets, the MS-711 Global Spectroradiometer combined with an RSB-01 delivers accurate DNI measurements that are consistently on par with a sun tracker-mounted MS-711 DNI Spectroradiometer. The RSB-01 is compatible with all EKO spectroradiometers.
Application and features of RSB-01 Rotating Shadow Band:
|✅ Geological research
✅ Solar Energy
✅ Solar PV monitoring
✅ Meteorological Research
|✅ Measure components (DNI/GHI/DHI)
✅ Set up horizontal or POA
✅ All-weather solution
✅ Reliable and robust design, maintenance-free
✅ GPS receiver for easy set-up