B.1 Symbols

Below is a partial listing of symbols. Those that are used infrequently or in limited parts of the book are defined locally and do not appear on this list. In some cases references to the section where a symbol is defined or where there might be confusion about its significance are given in parenthes. A special table of radiation nomenclature is provided in Section B.2.

Area, auxiliary, altitude
Aperture area
Collector area
Anisotropy index (2.16)
Receiver area
Photovoltaic model curve-fitting parameter (23.2)
Coefficients in empirical relationships
Incidence angle modifier coefficient (6.17)
Cost, concentration ratio (7.2), capacitance rate ...

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