insolation


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in·so·la·tion

(in'sō-lā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with insulation and isolation.
1. Exposure to the sun's rays.
2. Synonym(s): sunstroke
[L. insolare, to place in the sun]

insolation

(ĭn′sō-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of exposing to sunlight.
b. Therapeutic exposure to sunlight.
2. See sunstroke.

insolation

(1) Phototherapy, especially heliotherapy. 
(2) A measure of solar radiation received on a given surface area during a given time.

insolation

the incoming solar radiation.
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The assessment of the house insolation is taken into account only the living rooms (bedroom, living room, etc.
Insolation is difficult to measure due to variations in time and spatial location.
Air temperatures and insolation during reproductive growth for early and late soybean cultivars, average of 1993 to 1995.
The arrow shows average annual insolation for each country.
Insulation is an important envelope item, but so is insolation.
To generate the template we use the July insolation at 65 |degrees~ N, following the arguments of Milankovitch.
The SPV array is so designed and the rating of the BLDC motor is selected such that the water can be pumped under all the possible variations in solar insolation level.
The higher level of insolation in the Middle East compared to other parts of the world may also help to explain why companies believe they can still make money while accepting a price of just $6-8 cents per kWh.
The limited insolation available at this time of year, along with light winds, means that the fog will be rather reluctant to clear on Saturday morning, but current expectations are that most of the fog will have cleared by the end of the morning, although mist and low cloud is likely to plague some locations into the afternoon.
On the other hand, Balochistan is particularly suited for exploitation of solar energy, it has an average daily global insolation of 19-20 MJ/m2 per day with annual mean sunshine duration of 8 to 8.
This is supplemented by a study of the sky conditions to advise on the spatial variability of insolation and shadowing data across Wales.