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Predictions of Global Solar Radiation in Malaysia.pdf
The Proceeding of 3rd International Conference on Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering 12th – 14th August 2009, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (2009)
  • Harimi Djamila
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Conference: The Proceeding of 3rd International Conference on Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering 12th – 14th August 2009, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, At Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Djamila. Harimi1, . Potty Narayanan and C. C. Ming

This paper evaluates several empirical models for the estimation of global solar irradiation at Kota Kinabalu a wet tropical location. Measurements of global solar radiation as well as maximum and minimum temperatures were used. Two equations (linear and quadratic) of the Angstrom-Prescott and Akinoglu-Ecevit functions type have been developed. Allen model as a function of difference in temperature has been considered and certain modification has been included. Seven other important correlations suggested in literatures were compared with our models. The quadratic model estimated the solar irradiation values best. The linear model predicted satisfactory the solar radiation, the modified Allen model was very acceptable in the prediction of solar radiation. The quadratic regression model suggested in this study is recommended for use in east Malaysia
Keywords
  • Global Solar Radiation; Sunshine; Temperature; Tropical Humid
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Publication Date
August, 2009
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Harimi Djamila. "Predictions of Global Solar Radiation in Malaysia.pdf" The Proceeding of 3rd International Conference on Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering 12th – 14th August 2009, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (2009) p. 1039 - 1042
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