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Abstract

This book is aimed to help solar energy practitioners in all fields by making available well documented and tested meteorologically based calculation techniques for estimating the solar radiation falling on inclined planes, presented in a practical form that can be used by designers. It is the result of several year's work involving several institutions in the European Community associated with the first and second four-year programmes in Project F - Solar Radiation Data, which has formed part of the Community's Solar Energy Research and Development programme. The publication deals with methods for the mathematical prediction of hourly and daily values of solar radiation falling on inclined planes under clear conditions in climates of differing atmospheric clarity, under overcast conditions, and also monthly mean hourly and daily values of solar radiation on inclined surfaces, using as inputs, monthly means of the daily duration of bright sunshine, and other data from CEC European Solar Radiation Atlas, Vol. I, Global radiation on horizontal surfaces. This project has been based on the combination of theoretical studies and pragmatic studies. The work reported has been extensively checked against practical measurements of actual inclined surface radiation in Europe.

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Authors: PAGE J K DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD (UK), DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 459 P., 1986, ISBN 90-277-2260-9 WRITE TO KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, P.O. BOX 322, 3300 AH DORDRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL 180, (EUR 10482 EN).
Record Number: 1989125013500 / Last updated on: 1987-02-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en