- (or Solar Radiation)The total diffuse and direct insolation on a horizontal surface, averaged over a specified period of time.
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Insolation — is a measure of solar radiation energy received on a given surface area in a given time. It is commonly expressed as average irradiance in watts per square meter (W/m²) or kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kW·h/(m²·day)) (or hours/day). In … Wikipedia
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