Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
15 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 15 Feb 2018

Assessment of surface solar irradiance derived from real-time modelling techniques and verification with ground-based measurements

Panagiotis G. Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Michael Taylor, Panagiotis I. Raptis, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Chris Kiranoudis, and Alkiviadis F. Bais

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