Enter the outdoor temperature (C), the solar radiation absorptivity, the extra infrared radiation (W/m^2), and the heat transfer coefficient (W/m^2-k) and the global solar irradiance (W/m^2) into the Sol-Air Temperature Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Sol-Air Temperature.

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## Sol-Air Temperature Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Sol-Air Temperature.

Tsa = To + (a*I - Q) / h

Variables:

- Tsa is the Sol-Air Temperature (C)
- To is the outdoor temperature (C)
- a is the solar radiation absorptivity
- I is the global solar irradiance (W/m^2)
- Q is the extra infrared radiation (W/m^2)
- h is the heat transfer coefficient for radiation (W/m^2-K)

## How to Calculate Sol-Air Temperature?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Sol-Air Temperature.

- First, determine the outdoor temperature (C).
- Next, determine the solar radiation absorptivity.
- Next, determine the global solar irradiance (W/m^2).
- Next, gather the formula from above = Tsa = To + (a*I – Q) / h.
- Finally, calculate the Sol-Air Temperature.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

outdoor temperature (C) = 4

solar radiation absorptivity = 59

global solar irradiance (W/m^2) = 122

extra infrared radiation (W/m^2) = 20

heat transfer coefficient for radiation (W/m^2-K) =100

Tsa = To + (a*I – Q) / h =** ** ?