Solar Radiation Data

Proceedings of the EC Contractors’ Meeting held in Brussels, 18–19 October 1982

  • W. Palz
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solar Energy R&D in the European Community Series F book series (SRDF, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Calibration and Characteristics of Radiometers

  3. Reference Years

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-26
    2. S. Eidorff, H. Lund
      Pages 27-31
    3. C. Mustacchi, V. Cena, M. Rocchi
      Pages 37-39
    4. Lars Hallgreen
      Pages 40-48
  4. Global Irradiation on Horizontal Plane — Definition of Radiation Climate Zones

  5. Global Irradiance on Tilted Planes Direct Irradiation on Horizontal and Tilted Planes Calculation of Turbidity Factor

  6. Statistical Analysis of Meteorological Data

  7. Sensitivity Analysis of the Useful Energy Output from Solar Converters as a Function of the Type and Time-Step of Meteorological Data

  8. Improvement of Measurements in National Networks of Global, Direct, Diffuse Irradiance and Irradiance on Inclined Surfaces

  9. Special Measurements

  10. Satellite Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-282
    2. E. R. Reinhardt, P. Schwarzmann, R. Lenz
      Pages 288-292
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 301-305

About these proceedings


This book gives a comprehensive overview of activities currently under way to produce, collect and compile radiation data as needed for the various types of solar energy applications in Europe. Contributions have been made by all contractors of the Commission of the European Communities, in par­ ticular the Meteorological Offices of the EC member countries. They all re­ ported on their work at a meeting which was held in October 1982 in Brussels and of which these are the proceedings. The Commission' work in this area follows a detailed strategy which was published earlier as part of the proceedings of Volume I, Series F. Series F is especially devoted to publications on the European Communities' work on solar radiation data. Other volumes within Series F are in preparation and will deal with: - solar radiation data on tilted planes; - solar radiation data derived from meteorological satellite obs- tions. In addition, two new atlases are being prepared, one showing - for the area of the European Community - maps for solar radiation on titled planes of various inclinations and orientations, and the other showing - for the whole of Europe and the Eastern part of the Mediterranean - radiation data for horizontal planes. In the latter there will also be a statistical analy­ sis section. Both atlases will be published in the course of 1983.


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. Palz
    • 1
  1. 1.Commission of the European CommunitiesBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7114-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7112-7
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