Array.get_irradiance(solar_zenith, solar_azimuth, dni, ghi, dhi, dni_extra=None, airmass=None, albedo=None, model='haydavies', **kwargs)[source]#

Get plane of array irradiance components.

Uses the pvlib.irradiance.get_total_irradiance() function to calculate the plane of array irradiance components for a surface defined by self.surface_tilt and self.surface_azimuth.

  • solar_zenith (float or Series.) – Solar zenith angle.

  • solar_azimuth (float or Series.) – Solar azimuth angle.

  • dni (float or Series) – Direct normal irradiance. [W/m2]

  • ghi (float or Series. [W/m2]) – Global horizontal irradiance

  • dhi (float or Series) – Diffuse horizontal irradiance. [W/m2]

  • dni_extra (float or Series, optional) – Extraterrestrial direct normal irradiance. [W/m2]

  • airmass (float or Series, optional) – Airmass. [unitless]

  • albedo (float or Series, optional) – Ground surface albedo. [unitless]

  • model (String, default 'haydavies') – Irradiance model.

  • kwargs – Extra parameters passed to pvlib.irradiance.get_total_irradiance().


poa_irradiance (DataFrame) – Column names are: 'poa_global', 'poa_direct', 'poa_diffuse', 'poa_sky_diffuse', 'poa_ground_diffuse'.