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Title: Solar Glaze Hazard Analysis Tool v. 3.0

SGHAT predicts the occurrence and intensity of glare caused by a user-specified solar panel array when viewed from one or more observation points. An interactive mapping interface is used to determine the latitude, longitude and elevation of the array and observation points. The presence and intensity of glare is then calculated along a given time interval throughout the year, based on the position of the sun. The potential ocular hazard is also reported. The maximum energy production of the solar array is also estimated so that alternative designs can be compared to determine the design that yields the most energy production while mitigating glare.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories
  2. SIMS Industries
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SGHAT V.3.0; 004625MLTPL00
SCR #1567.2
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Related Software:
Django, Numpy, Matplotlib, pytz, Google Maps API 3.0, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, anytimetz.js, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, PyData (Pandas), Celery
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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