ARCHICAD Energy Evaluation provides a model based solar irradiation study for all the transparent space boundaries. This calculates the opening’s percentage of glazed area exposed to direct sunlight for every hour of an entire year. Together with the weather data, this feature enables the hourly calculation of Direct Solar Radiation Energy on glazed surfaces.
The result of the solar irradiation study is displayed in the Solar Analyses column of the Opening page of the Energy Model Review palette.
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