Compute Incidence Angle

This function computes the solar angle of incidence on the plane-of-array, i.e. the angle between a line perpendicular (normal) to the module surface and the beam component of the sunlight. The tilt may be constant for fixed-tilt DC Fields, or variable for tracking DC Fields.


Compute Incidence Angle Inputs


Compute Incidence Angle Outputs


1.) Compute the incidence angle given an array of panel tilts β and aspects γ. The angle is defined
to be zero when the light ray is normal to the surface.

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2.) Preserve the sign of the incidence angle to determine if the beam is behind the plane of the array.

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