Assessment of Global Solar Radiation Absorbed in Maiduguri, Nigeria
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages: 108-114
Received: Aug. 26, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 11, 2014; Published: Sep. 20, 2014
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Medugu Dale Waida, Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Adamawa State University, Mubi, Nigeria
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Abstract
Assessment of Global Solar Radiation Absorbed in Maiduguri, Nigeria was carried out in order to assist researchers in the field of solar radiation especially in developing countries that are increasingly faced with a serious data constraint. This will prove useful to many fields of study that rely on atmospheric energy input. The irradiation data was measured with the aid of constructed solar cell-based Pyranometer called the Reliable Model Pyranometer (RMP 002) at promising site. Insolation data at 1 min intervals were recorded for Maiduguri, Nigeria, using data loggers. The data were stored in a propriety binary format and later saved as text files that were imported into excel. From the data obtained, it was observed that maximum values of insolation occurred during the winter period while the minimum occurred during the summer period.
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Global Solar Radiation, Irradiation Data, Pyranometer, Data Loggers, Insolation
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Medugu Dale Waida, Assessment of Global Solar Radiation Absorbed in Maiduguri, Nigeria, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2014, pp. 108-114. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20140305.14
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