Five new algorithms for the computation of sun position from 2010 to 2110

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Five algorithms for sun position computation, with validity from 2010 to 2110, are proposed and discussed. The algorithms have different accuracy levels, with maximum errors in the solar position spanning from 0.19° to 0.0027°, thus covering a wide range of possible applications. The algorithms are optimized in order to reduce their computational cost as much as possible. The extended time range of validity allows users to employ these algorithms even in long-term projects. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1323 - 1337
Number of pages15
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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