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Solar Radiation Calculator

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solar-calculator

A step-by-step calculator that allows you to calculate direct and diffused solar radiation at any time and place on Earth. It allows you to specify variables such as latitude, the time of year and the time of day. The results provide an estimate maximum, mean and total annual solar radiation intercepted as well as the maximum heat loads.

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This interactive solar radiation calculator allows you to calculate the direct and diffused solar radiation at any time and place on Earth. The programme utilises highly visual interface to illustrate the variables involved in arriving at a value for the solar radiation. This includes an interactive map to select the desired location, a calendar to select the time of year and detailed graphs to view the time of day.

The programme may be used to estimate the maximum, mean and total annual solar energy intercepted by plots of land, solar collectors, buildings and structures. Moreover, the programme can also estimate the maximum solar heat loads on buildings and structures so that thermal, cooling and air conditioning loads may be estimated.

On arriving at the results, the programme allows you to modify the variables to determine the effects of changes to the time and location. The programme can also calculate an accumulated radiation value over the course of two set dates.

The programme consists of the following functionality:

  • Background Information
  • Specify Location
  • Specify Date
  • Details of Solar Radiation
  • Details of Solar Angles
  • Summary of Accumulative Radiation

Minimum System Requirements:

  • PC only - Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Single 2GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 pixel screen resolution
  • Sound card and speakers/headphones
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Broadband Internet Connection*

*An active internet connection is only required to install any software plug-ins that may be required.

Internet Browser Requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Pop-ups enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 8+*
  • Unity Web Player*

*The programme automatically checks that the required software is installed on learner's system and will display installation instructions if required.

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