Solar Path Plot (Comprehensive GUI)

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


Updated 1 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)
This program aims to provide a complete and meaningful insight in the analysis of the solar path
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JY Wong (2022). Solar Path Plot (Comprehensive GUI) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
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