Techniques for Supplementing Solar Radiation Network Data - Volume 1: Report
September 1992 - PDF 7.43MB
Solar radiation data are required for resource assessment, simulation model development and validation, system design and evaluation, collector testing, and other activities in the field of solar energy research and application. A complex computer model may be useless if accurate input data from a near-by measuring station are not available. On the other hand, the density of radiometric stations is limited for economical reasons. Thus, there is a need for spatially continuous mapping of solar radiation.