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Solar Path Plot (Horizon Reference Frame & Polar Plot)

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Functions to plot the solar path in the horizon reference frame and its polar plot


Updated 01 Jun 2018

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Provides a simple simulation of the sun position as viewed from the observer's point of view on Earth (i.e. in the horizon reference frame), at the given date, time and coordinates of the specific location on Earth.
- Guidance from Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rodney Tan Hean Gay, UCSI University
- Sproul, Alistair B. “Derivation of the Solar Geometric Relationships Using Vector Analysis.”
Renewable Energy, vol. 32, no. 7, 2007, pp. 1187–1205., doi:10.1016/j.renene.2006.05.001.

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JY Wong (2021). Solar Path Plot (Horizon Reference Frame & Polar Plot) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2016a
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