Controlling Solar Radiation Is a Performance Indicator for a Solar Power Plant
American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 48-55
Received: Jan. 9, 2020; Accepted: Mar. 6, 2020; Published: Mar. 8, 2020
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Elhadj Ali Aoudou, Postgraduate School of Science, Technology and Geoscience, Research and Postgraduate Training Unit in Engineering and Its Applications, University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon
Benoit Ndzana, Department of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, National Advance School of Engineering, Yaounde, Cameroon
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Certain regions of Africa are classified as a zone rich in hydrocarbons. We are talking about the Maghreb area and the Gulf of Guinea. The countries most concerned are: Libya, Algeria, South Sudan, Nigeria, Congo Brazzaville, Angola, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and many others are recognized as producers of oil, therefore supposedly rich in foreign currency. These countries find it difficult to cope with the problems of managing their poorly managed oil manna: they can lead their country to neglect the agriculture that has always fed Africa. It can be said that these countries did not develop their industries through this oil revenue. Others strongly assert that oil is a source of misfortune in Africa because the population does not benefit from these oil revenues. Today this population is facing global warming due to the greenhouse effect. World conferences recommend reducing CO2 emission. Some countries are said to be "polluters" and the concept "polluter pays" is accepted. Above all, finding a sickle fuel resource is a world-famous event; all the nations of the earth would like to be the owner of this discovery, but we know that today these resources are limited and even threatened with disappearance: some advance the time remaining between 30 and 100 years. The earth's fuel resources are running out day by day alongside ever-increasing global demand. The sharp rise in the price of oil in 1973 led the world to focus more and more on renewable energy sources, first and foremost solar energy. This one wants to be free and available on a large part of the terrestrial globe. When one tries to calculate the energy balances of a solar installation, it is often of the continual variation of solar radiation that the main problems are born. The mastery of the estimation of the sun leads us towards a study of the environmental climatology: the case of Cameroon, so that Controlling Solar Radiation is a Performance Indicator for a Solar Power Plant.
Sickle Resources, Solar Energy Sunshine, Climatology, Environment
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Elhadj Ali Aoudou, Benoit Ndzana, Controlling Solar Radiation Is a Performance Indicator for a Solar Power Plant, American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 48-55. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20200501.16
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