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  • Wong, L. T.
  • Chow, W. K.
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    Solar radiation models for predicting the average daily and hourly global radiation, beam radiation and diffuse radiation are reviewed in this paper. Seven models using the Ångström-Prescott equation to predict the average daily global radiation with hours of sunshine are considered. The average daily global radiation for Hong Kong (22.3°N latitude, 114.3°E longitude) is predicted. Estimations of monthly average hourly global radiation are discussed. Two parametric models are reviewed and used to predict the hourly irradiance of Hong Kong. Comparisons among model predictions with measured data are made.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Applied Energy.

    Volume (Year): 69 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 191-224

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:69:y:2001:i:3:p:191-224

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    1. Qin, Jun & Chen, Zhuoqi & Yang, Kun & Liang, Shunlin & Tang, Wenjun, 2011. "Estimation of monthly-mean daily global solar radiation based on MODIS and TRMM products," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(7), pages 2480-2489, July.
    2. Bulut, Hüsamettin & Büyükalaca, Orhan, 2007. "Simple model for the generation of daily global solar-radiation data in Turkey," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 84(5), pages 477-491, May.
    3. Karakoti, Indira & Pande, Bimal & Pandey, Kavita, 2011. "Evaluation of different diffuse radiation models for Indian stations and predicting the best fit model," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(5), pages 2378-2384, June.
    4. Janjai, S. & Sricharoen, K. & Pattarapanitchai, S., 2011. "Semi-empirical models for the estimation of clear sky solar global and direct normal irradiances in the tropics," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(12), pages 4749-4755.
    5. Le Roux, W.G. & Bello-Ochende, T. & Meyer, J.P., 2013. "A review on the thermodynamic optimisation and modelling of the solar thermal Brayton cycle," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 677-690.
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