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Frequency Distributions for Hourly and Daily Clearness Indices

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Manuel Ibañez

Dept. de Medi Ambient i Ciències del Sòl, Universitat de Lleida, Av. Rovira Roure 177, E25198-Lleida, Spaine-mail: m.ibanez@macs.udl.es

William A. Beckman, Sanford A. Klein

Solar Energy Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(1), 28-33 (Jul 01, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1445443 History: Received November 01, 2000; Revised July 01, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Probability density distributions for daily clearness index for June in San Diego and March in Madison
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Probability density distributions for hourly clearness index at noon for June in San Diego and March in Madison
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Parameters C1 and C2 as functions of the monthly average daily clearness index
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Parameters C1 and C2 as functions of the monthly average hourly clearness index
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Daily probability density functions
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Daily cumulative distribution functions
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Hourly probability density functions
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Hourly cumulative distribution functions

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