SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIAL IN MERSIN AND A SIMLE MODEL TO PREDICT DAILY SOLAR RADIATION

Gökhan Arslan, Burhan Bayhan
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Abstract


In this study, solar energy potential of Mersin which is placed in Mediterranean region of Turkey was investigated by using meteorological data of Turkish State Meteorological Service and meteorological satellite (HelioClim©). A simple model to predict solar radiation was developed and compared with the other models published in literature. Proposed model estimated daily global solar radiation by using difference of maximum and minimum temperatures. Daily and monthly solar radiation data was estimated with 14.7% and 9.1% absolute mean percentage error, respectively.

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