• T.E. Amakoromo Department of Physics/Electronics Technology, SSLT University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria



Solar, Photovoltaic, Pyranometer, Irradiance, Calibration, Measurement


Effective solar projects require effective solar data collection, however with the high cost of pyranometers in the market, there arose the need to construct a low-cost device for the purpose of solar radiation measurements. A device was thus developed in the University of Port Harcourt, River’s state, Nigeria by utilizing a photodiode, a thermistor, a lcd among other readily available components. Using a reference pyranometer for calibration, the device was able to deliver a mean global solar radiation value of 16.00MJ/m2/day, while the maximum value obtained during the test period was 20.70MJ/m2/day. The performance of the locally developed device compares and competes favourably with what is available in the market.


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How to Cite

Amakoromo, T. (2023). DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW-COST SOLAR PYRANOMETER. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 10(3), 42–48.