Using Angstrom-Prescott (A-P) Method for Estimating Monthly Global Solar Radiation in KashanAli Razmjoo1*, S. Mohammadreza Heibati2, Mohammad Ghadimi3, Mojtaba Qolipour4and Javad Rezaei Nasab5
- Corresponding Author:
- Ali Razmjoo
Department of Energy Systems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University-South
Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 25, 2016; Accepted date: July 15, 2016; Published date: July 20, 2016
Citation: Razmjoo A, Heibati SM, Ghadimi M, Qolipour M, Nasab JR (2016) Using Angstrom-Prescott (A-P) Method for Estimating Monthly Global Solar Radiation in Kashan. J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl 6: 214. doi:10.4172/20904541.1000214
Copyright: ©2016 Razmjoo A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Today’s world is witness to growing use of renewable energy as solutions for reduction of air pollution and provision of a healthier environment. Of all available types of renewable energy, solar energy is perhaps the one that can make the best contribution to this cause. In this article, first the data pertaining to solar radiation in all cities of Kashan region were gathered from Iran’s national meteorological organization. Then, Angstrom-Prescott (A-P) method and MATLAB software were used to calculate the monthly radiation, maximum monthly radiation, constant coefficients, and solar radiation on a flat surface in each specific site. All cities in Kashan region showed a mean annual solar radiation of 8.32 hours a day, and constant coefficients were found to be 0.30 and 0.49. In conclusion, results show that Kashan region has a high solar radiation and thus solar energy generation potential.