The Solar Resource

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The Solar Resource
1010708The Solar Resource
Overview This chapter explains how light from the sun becomes available to do work on Earth, and acts as a background to determine how sunlight can be turned into useful electrical or thermal energy. Topics covered here include the measurement of energy available from the sun, the effect of the atmosphere on light transmission, the impact of angular geometry between sun, Earth, and the surface of a solar device, instantaneous versus integrated values, and variations of real data from averaged values.
Symbols Used in This Chapter Many symbols are used in this chapter and recalling their defi…
Francis M. Vanek; Louis D. Albright; Largus T. Angenent: Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation, Second Edition. The Solar Resource, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export