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Solar Tables

 

The "Solar Table" window is a specific "solar" window that displays the numerical data of the curves of other "solar" windows. Namely, it displays the data of the latest active "solar" window, one of "Bird", "Climate", "Day", or "Year" windows.

 

This window is very useful when you are going to transfer data of your solar project into other applications like MS Excel and MS Word to implement further numerical analysis (see details in the next topic Data Transfer of this chapter).

 

The "Solar Table" window

 

The "Solar Table" window displays the numerical data of function curves of the latest active "solar" window in the table form. The table has unmovable bar with the column names, which is visible while you scroll the table lines with the wheel of your mouse or with the keyboard UP and DOWN arrow keys.

 

The left column of the table shows the argument values of the current page of the latest active "solar" window, and other columns show the corresponding function values. In some cases for a convenience, the argument is represented in two forms, and occupies first two left columns of the table. In the cases of the "Climate" and "Solar Year" windows, the argument is DOY (day of the year), and the second column of the table shows the corresponding date (month / day of the month). In the case of the "Solar Day" window, the argument is HFN (hours from true solar noon), and the second column of the table shows the corresponding true solar time (expressed in the 24-hours format from the "true solar midnight").

 

The following screen shots show four pairs of windows. Each pair consists of the "Table" window and a corresponding "solar" window, which functions are represented in the table. These examples illustrates only first pages of the "solar" windows. 

 

The "Bird" window table

 

 

 

The displayed data corresponds to the default settings of the Bird model.

 

The "Climate" window table

 

 

 

The displayed data corresponds to the climate model copied into the "Climate" window from the example scene "s823_Static_PV_on_Roof.sa1".

 

The "Day" window table

 

 

 

The displayed data corresponds to the "Solar Day" window functions of the example scene "s623_Static_PV_on_Planes.sa1".

 

The "Year" window table

 

 

 

The displayed data corresponds to the "Solar Year" window functions of the example scene "s623_Static_PV_on_Planes.sa1".

 

The synchronization of the windows

 

The contents of the "Solar Table" is updated each time when the function curves of the latest active "solar" window are changed. It occurs in many cases: when you switch the mode or input parameters of the current page of the active "solar" window, or when you switch its current page, or when you activate another "solar" window (or open a new one), or when you change something in the active 3D scene (which characteristics are displayed in the latest active "solar" window), or when you activate another 3D scene.

 

All these cases are managed by the synchronization mechanism that is described in the section "Data exchange and the synchronization of the 3D View and 'solar' windows" of the topic "Solar Radiation Windows"