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Solar radiation model for hot dry arid climates


  • Habbane, A.Y.
  • McVeigh, J.C.
  • Cabawe, S.O.I.


The industrialised countries have well-established solar radiation networks based on detailed observations of solar irradiance data from relatively sophisticated weather stations. However, in many regions of the developing countries the only available data consist of records of sunshine hours. There have been several approaches towards establishing a relationship between sunshine hours and solar irradiance. This paper describes how one particular formula, the Barbaro et al. model, has been modified to determine solar irradiance from sunshine hours for a number of stations located in hot dry arid climates.

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  • Habbane, A.Y. & McVeigh, J.C. & Cabawe, S.O.I., 1986. "Solar radiation model for hot dry arid climates," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 23(4), pages 269-279.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:23:y:1986:i:4:p:269-279

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    1. Al-Alawi, S.M. & Al-Hinai, H.A., 1998. "An ANN-based approach for predicting global radiation in locations with no direct measurement instrumentation," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 199-204.
    2. Jebaraj, S. & Iniyan, S., 2006. "A review of energy models," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 281-311, August.
    3. CaƱada, Javier, 1992. "Solar radiation prediction from sunshine in eastern Spain," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 2(3), pages 305-310.
    4. Azadeh, A. & Babazadeh, R. & Asadzadeh, S.M., 2013. "Optimum estimation and forecasting of renewable energy consumption by artificial neural networks," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 605-612.

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