Useful Links on Solar Energy


1. The Solar Electricity Handbook (Michael Boxwell) is a simple, practical guide to using electric solar panels and designing and installing photovoltaic PV systems. Excellent resource and thanks to Mike.

2. With the latitude and longitude of the location interested in, one can find out the information on Solar insolation in the NASA Surface Meteorology and Solar Energy website. Thanks to NASA.

According to M. Boxwell, solar insolation is a measure of solar irradiance over of period of time - typically over the period of a single day. The calculation of solar irradiance is based on data collated over a 22-year period and provides monthly average insolation figures.

The monthly average insolation (in kWh per square meter per day)Â is used to calculate the average daily power generation a solar photovoltaic system will produce in any given month.