What is solar constant?

Asked by derrindarren | 22nd Dec, 2015, 09:44: PM

Expert Answer:

The amount of energy that normally falls on a unit area of the Earth's atmosphere per second when the Earth is at its mean distance from the Sun is called the Solar Constant. The value of the solar constant is found experimentally to be 1.35 kW m-2.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 23rd Dec, 2015, 01:12: PM