Area vs. Point Solar Radiation

Discussion created by seanjeronimo on Jan 28, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 30, 2013 by seanjeronimo
Is there a difference between running a solar radiation calculation on a raster surface and running it on the set of points that makes up the centers of the raster grid cells? The output unit is WH/m^2 -- how does the area part of it work for points? Does the tool calculate using a prescribed area around each point (in which case the two calculations could be different), or some other way?

Any insight is appreciated,