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Solar Absorptance

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The solar absorptance of a surface is the fraction of the sun's radiation that the surface absorbs.

Solar absorptance is a factor in the calculation of the PV array temperature. Because it is relatively unimportant, rather than having you enter it, HOMER uses the assumption suggested by Duffie and Beckman (1991) that the product of the solar absorptance and the solar transmittance is 0.9 or 90%.

See also

Solar Transmittance

How HOMER Calculates the PV Cell Temperature