In the collection and organization of environmental data for a Design that knows how to use the resources of the project site, the solar analysis is the procedure that aims to know the ways in which the radiation of the sun reaches the place of study in different periods of the year.
In particular, the main purpose is to establish how direct radiation affects the different environments or affects the different technical elements of the building; the solar flux can indeed substantially modify the physical quantities that define the meteorological climate and the lighting conditions.
The information that can be obtained is: first, to know if and when the direct radiation of the sun hits a particular surface, and second, know how much energy invests that surface.
In the first case we see Sunshineing or Daylighting while in the second we talk about Irradiation; in the meta-design it will be important to perform a correct amount of sunshine, because it will be possible to determine in the project site which are the warmest and brightest places; in the thermal, lighting and photovoltaic calculation it will be necessary to determine the solar irradiation, because it will be possible to correctly design the technical elements and the plants at the service of the construction.
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