Common Algorithm (Beam and Diffuse Ground Components)

1.) Compute the beam component on the tilted plane as a function of the incidence angle and the tilt angle. Due to symmetry, incidence angles greater than 90° will have the same effect as those less than 90°. To avoid negative numbers, the absolute value is applied.

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2.) Compute the surface reflected irradiance on the tilted plane as a function of albedo and tilt angle.

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3.) Sum the component irradiance to get the total irradiance on the tilted plane.

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