Climatic influences on solar modelling in China
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal › peer-review
|Journal / Publication||Renewable Energy|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2008|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-40949111476&origin=recordpage|
Correlation between clearness index and sunshine duration is useful to the estimation of the solar radiation for areas where measured solar radiation data are not available. Regression techniques were used to investigate the correlations between daily global solar radiation and sunshine duration for different climates in China. Measurements made during the 30-year period (1971-2000) from 40 measuring stations covering major thermal and solar climatic zones across China have been gathered and analysed. The correlations were developed for each individual station as well as for each of the major climates. It was found that the Angstrom-Prescott equation tended to give a good estimation of global solar radiation based on the corresponding measured sunshine hours. A simple two-parameter linear regression equation was proposed for each of the major thermal and solar climatic zones. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- China, Climatic zones, Solar modelling, Sunshine hours