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How to find out what amount of SUN you get in your area (Solar Radiation) (Read 3770 times)
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How to find out what amount of SUN you get in your area (Solar Radiation)
Nov 25th, 2011 at 5:56am
 
You can always check on
http://classic.wunderground.com/

(you need to be set in your zip code)

You can use that site to check your local sun energy output at different times of the year.

On that main page, scroll down to the list of local stations and find one near you that has the "Solar Radiation" shown. It's usually under the "Rainfall Rate" chart. Not all stations have this feature so you may have to try a few.

At the top you will find where you can set the date. You can also set "Weekly" and "monthly" to see a average over more time.

You can also get an idea of how often it rains and the wind direction and speed for a whole year.

You can also check the sun angle for any time of the year.

Find the link to "View the Full Star Chart!" under where they show the moon stuff.

It will show you the sun location for any time of year.

Once you are viewing the "Interactive Star Chart", you want to un-check "Constellations" and "Constellation Names" in the right hand side box and select a date and time when the sun is up.

The sun is the yellow ball of course. The chart is like you looking straight up (default setting).

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