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Title:Measured Solar Radiation Over Illinois
Author(s):Wendland, Wayne; Scott, Robert
Subject(s):solar radiation
radiation in illinois
Abstract:Shortwave solar radiation has been measured and recorded at 19 sites in Illinois since the late 1980s and early 1990s by the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS). Mean monthly and annual analyses are provided to show the distributions over the state. The monthly distributions are uniform, showing minimum values in the northeast reaching south along the Indiana border and maximum values in the southwest. The 21.5 years of individual monthly and annual totals vary slightly from the long-term monthly and annual averages, suggesting that solar radiation in Illinois would be temporally dependable. Such measurements should be beneficial when evaluating the economic benefits derived from this alternative energy source.
Issue Date:2011
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-198
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-05

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