alexa Using Angstrom-Prescott (A-P) Method for Estimating Monthly Global Solar Radiation in Kashan
ISSN: 2090-4541

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
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Research Article

Using Angstrom-Prescott (A-P) Method for Estimating Monthly Global Solar Radiation in Kashan

Ali Razmjoo1*, S. Mohammadreza Heibati2, Mohammad Ghadimi3, Mojtaba Qolipour4and Javad Rezaei Nasab5

1Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Pardis Branch, Iran

3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch, Iran

4Department of Industrial Engineering, Yazd University, Iran

5Islamic Azad University, Bushehr Branch, Iran

Corresponding Author:
Ali Razmjoo
Department of Energy Systems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Islamic Azad University-South
Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Tel: 98-21-3300-3540
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.

Abstract

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.

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