The Solar Energy Resource

  • Brian Norton
Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 18)


The earth rotates at an axial tilt in an elliptical orbit around the sun producing the annual variation of intensity outside the earth’s atmosphere (Lunde 1980) shown in Fig. 2.1. Beneath the atmosphere solar energy varies temporally and geographically in its


Solar Radiation Incline Plane Diffuse Component Solar Water Heater Clearness Index 
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  • Brian Norton
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  1. 1.Dublin Institute of TechnologyDublinIreland

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