Incident Solar Radiation

Hi Everyone,

A very quick question. Within the LB Incident Radiation recipe the total output gives the total incident solar radiation falling on all geometry BUT the values are not area normalized. Can someone explain what this actually means? I’m assessing a series of solar PV panels which are all modelled accurately and an assessment is taken at the centre point of each. The total value is quite a bit larger than the sum total of the individual panels.

Any help in understanding this would be greatly appreciated.



Crikey, I think I had a moment there. Completely understand this now. Been staring at the same screen for too long.