Generation of Typical Solar Radiation Year for Mediterranean Region of Turkey

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Bulut H. , Bueyuekalaca O., YILMAZ A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREEN ENERGY, cilt.6, ss.173-183, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15435070902784970
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.173-183


Typical solar radiation data is very important for the calculations concerning many solar applications. In this study, typical solar radiation years for six provinces located in the Mediterranean region of Turkey are generated from the daily global solar radiation data measured at least for 14 years, using the Finkelstein-Schafer statistical method. The typical daily global solar radiation data for the locations considered is presented throughout a year in a tabular form. The data obtained is also analyzed. It is expected that the typical data presented for the Mediterranean region, which is rich for solar energy potential in Turkey, will be useful to the designers of solar energy systems.