Performance simulations of focusing parabolic collectors are hampered by a limited amount of useful insolation data. Hourly values of total radiation on a horizontal surface are the most common data available from the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration. This paper develops a method to convert this total horizontal radiation to direct radiation on the surface of the tracking collector.
Bingham, Carl E.; Posner, David M.; and Bradley, Jerry O., "Estimating Hourly Solar Radiation for One-Axis Tracking Focusing Collectors" (1977). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 259, pp. 38-45.
4th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1977: Oct. 11-13, Rolla, MO)
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13 Oct 1977