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  • STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF SOLAR RADIATION (HOURLY SUMS) - CUMULATIVE FREQUENCY CURVES PREPARATION OF A EUROPEAN DATA SET AND DIRECTION FOR USE

Abstract

The monthly statistical distribution of solar irradiance, as cumulative frequency curves (CFC), is a particularly well suited meteorological input for Solar System design tools. (The ESM method for Solar Active Space Heating Systems is a good example of these methods). The aim of the present study was to prepare a European data set of cumulative frequency curves for various climates and tilted planes. Fitted CFC's, characterized by a limited number of parameters, are presently available for 12 typical European locations. They are given for tilted planes facing due South with tilt angles of 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees. Empirical formulas have been derived from available CFC's in order to compute them for any location in Europe. They may nevertheless, only be used for horizontal plane at this stage. The present report contains: + Generalities on CFC's (characteristics : use in simplified methods : way of fitting) + CFC's of global irradiance on horizontal plane (statistical method used to derive empirical formulas ; comparison with the so-called "utilisability") + CFC's of global irradiance on inclined surfaces (Reconstitution of irradiance on inclined surface from measurements + global and diffuse + on horizontal plane; available data sets)

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Authors: BOURGES B, ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS (ARMINES), PARIS (FRANCE);LASNIER F ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS (ARMINES), PARIS (FRANCE), ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS (ARMINES), PARIS (FRANCE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10203 EN (1985) MF, 183 P., BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 915, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124045000 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en