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.

## 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.

1. First, determine the outdoor temperature (C).
2. Next, determine the solar radiation absorptivity.
3. Next, determine the global solar irradiance (W/m^2).
4. Next, gather the formula from above = Tsa = To + (a*I – Q) / h.
5. Finally, calculate the Sol-Air Temperature.
6. 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