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dc.contributor.author Oladiran, M.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T13:59:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T13:59:14Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Oladiran, M.T. (1994) Total solar radiation received at various collector inclinations, Applied Energy, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 149-161 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0306-2619
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/672
dc.description.abstract Solar energy is finding wide application via several energy-saving devices and systems. Its use, especially in rural areas, can often be limited by the non-availability of complete information on insolation data. In this investigation, both the mean extraterrestrial and terrestrial radiations were calculated for three zones in Nigeria. These zones were assumed to be dependent mainly on the latitude, L. The isotropic model was employed for the computation of the diffuse and ground reflected components of radiation. Consequently, the total insolation was obtained for various inclinations of the collector surface. It was found that three solar energy seasons exist for each zone. For maximum total incident radiation, a different collector inclination is ideal for each solar energy season. However, for all year round applications, a fixed inclination varying between L and (L+10) degrees is recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science Ltd, http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405891/description#description en_US
dc.subject Solar radiation en_US
dc.subject Solar energy en_US
dc.subject Collector inclinations en_US
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.title Total solar radiation received at various collector inclinations en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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