Estimation of the Daily Global Solar Radiation using RadEst 3.00 Software at Nepalgunj, Nepal

Authors

  • Bed Raj KC Mahendra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepalganj
  • Shekhar Gurung Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jie.v12i1.16903

Keywords:

Global solar radiation, RadEst 3.00 software, Precipitation, Air http, //www.crwr.utexas.edu/gis/gishydro01/library/dugger/proj.pdf [11] temperature, Coefficients

Abstract

The RadEst 3.00 version software estimates daily total solar radiation at low land area using meteorological parameters such as precipitation, temperatures and solar radiation of Nepalgunj (Lat.28.05°N, Lon.81.62°E, and Alt.150m). Radiation is calculated as the product of the atmospheric transmissivity of radiation and radiation outside earth atmosphere. The model parameters are fitted in two years data. An accurate knowledge of solar radiation distribution in each particular geographical location is crucial for the promotion of solar active and passive energy technology. The values estimated by the models are compared with measured solar radiation data. The performance of the model was evaluated using root mean square error (RMSE), mean bias error (MBE), Coefficient of Residual Mass (CRM) and coefficient of determination (R2). The RadEst 3.0 software which showed the better results using BC, CD, DB and DCBB, among them the DCBB model is the best model for this site. The values of RMSE, MBE, CRM and R2are 5.20, 3.98, 0.00 and 0.47 respectively. The finding coefficients of different models can be utilized for the estimation of solar radiation at the similar meteorological sites of Nepal.

Journal of the Institute of Engineering, 2016, 12(1): 199-209

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2017-03-06

How to Cite

KC, B. R., & Gurung, S. (2017). Estimation of the Daily Global Solar Radiation using RadEst 3.00 Software at Nepalgunj, Nepal. Journal of the Institute of Engineering, 12(1), 199–209. https://doi.org/10.3126/jie.v12i1.16903

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