The Development of a Computer Program for Estimating Solar Radiation


Bezir N. C. , Akkurt I. , Ozek N.

ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, vol.32, no.11, pp.995-1003, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15567030902937234
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.995-1003

Abstract

It is important to know solar energy potential before setting up any solar energy system. It is usually simulated, as the measurement is not easily attainable in every place. For this purpose, a computer program has been developed to determine solar radiation. The program, which is developed using Delphi language and can run under Windows operating systems, uses altitude, latitude, date, and temperature of the place as an input and both daily and monthly solar radiation containing direct, diffuse, and global can be obtained from output. Moreover, it provides solar radiation data to compute for horizontal and tilted surfaces.