Solar energy calculations

Keith Holbert, Devarajan Srinivasan

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Abstract

This chapter presents calculations of the position of the sun as a function of location, date and time. In addition, direct, diffuse and reflected components of solar insolation on a tilted surface can be determined. This computational approach is applicable to both thermal collection/conversion processes and photovoltaics (PV). Although sun charts are widely used, there are situations where charts are inadequate and precise computations are preferred. For example, consider fixed PV modules atop residential or industrial buildings in which the value of the electricity varies with date and time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Renewable Energy Technology
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages189-204
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789814289078
ISBN (Print)981428906X, 9789814289061
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Sun
Solar energy
Incident solar radiation
Electricity
Hot Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Holbert, K., & Srinivasan, D. (2011). Solar energy calculations. In Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology (pp. 189-204). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814289078_0008

Solar energy calculations. / Holbert, Keith; Srinivasan, Devarajan.

Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology. World Scientific Publishing Co., 2011. p. 189-204.

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Holbert, K & Srinivasan, D 2011, Solar energy calculations. in Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology. World Scientific Publishing Co., pp. 189-204. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814289078_0008
Holbert K, Srinivasan D. Solar energy calculations. In Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology. World Scientific Publishing Co. 2011. p. 189-204 https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814289078_0008
Holbert, Keith ; Srinivasan, Devarajan. / Solar energy calculations. Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology. World Scientific Publishing Co., 2011. pp. 189-204
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