Discover the following printable sun path diagrams available on this page. These examples will give you a brief overview of the day arc. Sun path refers to the daily and seasonal arc-like path that the Sun appears to follow across the sky as the Earth rotates and orbits the Sun. The first one below is the 3d sun path diagram.
The Sun’s path affects the length of daytime experienced and amount of daylight received along a certain latitude during a given season. The relative position of the Sun is a major factor in the heat gain of buildings and in the performance of solar energy systems. Accurate location-specific knowledge of sun path and climatic conditions is essential for economic decisions about solar collector area, orientation, landscaping, summer shading, and the cost-effective use of solar trackers. The following sun path diagram shows the sun path of Columbia.
A simple latitude-dependent equator-side overhang can easily be designed to block 100% of the direct solar gain from entering vertical equator-facing windows on the hottest days of the year. Roll-down exterior shade screens, interior translucent-or-opaque window quilts, drapes, shutters, movable trellises, etc. can be used for hourly, daily or seasonal sun and heat transfer control.
This diagram can be used to study deeper about the sun path effects. All of the diagrams are printable and you can find more of our educational diagrams in the other posts or categories! Download, print and get started!