Estimation of Global Solar Radiation in Port Harcourt, Nigeria Using Some Measured Meteorological Parameters

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Estimation, Meteorological Parameters, Port Harcourt, Shuttleworth Equation, Solar Radiation
Authors:
U. E. Akpan; A. D. Osu
Journal:
IJISM
Volume:
3
Number:
2
Pages:
112-117
Month:
March
ISSN:
2347-9051
Abstract:
The global solar radiation received from horizontal surface has been estimated for Port Harcourt, Nigeria using some meteorological parameters including sunshine duration, maximum and minimum temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall. Data for ten years collected from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency were used to correlate between measured and estimated values of the global solar radiation. The results showed a good agreement between measured and estimated values particularly when parameterised with sunshine duration, temperature and rainfall. The performance of different models constructed was determined using MBE, MPE, NSE and t-statistics tests. The minimum values of average radiation were obtained in the month of July for all the models used while maximum values were obtained in the month of December
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