Solar spectrum


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the spectrum of solar light, especially as thrown upon a screen in a darkened room. It is characterized by numerous dark lines called Fraunhofer lines.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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At each end of the solar spectrum the chemist can detect the presence of what are known as 'actinic' rays.
But the three zones mingle and amalgamate along the edges, like the colors in the solar spectrum. Hence, complex monuments, edifices of gradation and transition.
It ensures broad-spectrum protection against all the components of the solar spectrum: UVA rays, UVB rays, visible light and infrared radiation.
The technology, which was described in Nano Letters, targets the entire solar spectrum rather than the narrower visible portion of the spectrum that is the focus of traditional anti-reflection coatings in spectacles.
Most technologies only capture visible light, meaning the rest of the solar spectrum goes to waste.
Some window films can block different parts of the solar spectrum to minimize glare, heat and dangerous UV rays, Smith explains.
One idea is to fabricate multi-junction PV cells with multiple semiconductor materials to match the solar spectrum, broadening the effective spectral width by splicing multiple bandgap materials.
"Since the near-infrared wavelengths of light are often unused in solar technologies, they raise the possibility of capturing a good portion of the solar spectrum that otherwise goes to waste, and integrating it into existing solar technologies."
In this paper, we propose a numerical simulation based on experimental results of calculated solar spectrum allowing us to study the effect of dust on the solar cells, from calculated solar spectrum resulting from the forced dust deposition on a piece of glass, a numerical simulation is done on CZTS solar cell and other solar cells like CIGS and a-Si to choose the best technology adapted to the dusty environment.
"[TSIS] measurements of the solar spectrum are three times more accurate than previous instruments."
It is very IR-reflective and extremely opaque in the visible and UV parts of the solar spectrum. For plastics, it offers high-temperature stability, high opacity, and a unique color shade.