The study examined the influence of metrological parameters on solar radiation in Makurdi. Correlations are developed to predict incident solar radiation at a givenlocation developed based on meteorological parameters. However, all correlations depend on accurate measurement and availability of weather data such as sunshine duration, cloud cover, relative humidity, maximum and minimum temperature which essentially is a costly exercise in terms of equipment and labour. These data include solar radiation, sunshine hour duration, relative humidity, rainfall, cloud cover, maximum and minimum temperatures were analysed using regression techniques of the Angstrom type. The MBE values obtained from the models are positive in some cases and negative in others, which shows that these models vary between under and over estimate of global solar radiation. However, model has the lowest under estimation with a value of -1.03, which is expected and acceptable. A low value of MPE is expected, model 1 was observed to have an MPE value of (-0.074). The results obtained show a remarkable agreement between the measured and the predicted values. The study therefore recommends for designers and engineers of solar energy and other renewable energy devices in this area.
Global solar radiation, Model, Metrological Parameters Clearness Index
Andrew, B.H. , Basila A. , Tahir M. , Ogbaka D. T. "Impact of Metrological Parameters on Solar Radiation in Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 4 Issue 4 2020 Page 38-43
Andrew, B.H. , Basila A. , Tahir M. , Ogbaka D. T. "Impact of Metrological Parameters on Solar Radiation in Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 4(4)