Category Modeling Solar Radiation at the Earth’s Surfac
Reading the twenty chapters of this book caused me mixed reactions, though all were positive. My responses were shaped by several factors. Although I have maintained a “watching brief’ on the relevant literature, my last substantive writing on these topics was a series of papers published in 1993 in Renewable Energy. I am impressed to see how far the field has progressed in just over a decade – and not only in selected areas, but across all dimensions of solar radiation theory, measurement, modelling and application.
I was also pleased to be reminded of the solid knowledge-base that was generated by the research community of the 1980s and early 1990s-both the theoreticians and those of us with a more applied focus...Read More