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Solar Path Plot (Comprehensive GUI)

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Comprehensive graphical user interface (GUI) to simulate the solar path via various plots

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Updated 01 Jun 2018

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A comprehensive graphical user interface (GUI) to simulate the solar path via the visualization of various plots (polar plot, horizon and earth-based reference frames and graphs of elevation, azimuth and angle of incidence), given the input parameters (date, time, coordinates and panel orientation)
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This program aims to provide a complete and meaningful insight in the analysis of the solar path
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Acknowledgements
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Cite As

JY Wong (2021). Solar Path Plot (Comprehensive GUI) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/67576-solar-path-plot-comprehensive-gui), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2016a
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