Estimation of Diffuse Solar Radiation from Clearness Index for Multan, Southern Punjab, Pakistan Pages 441-444

Estimation of Diffuse Solar Radiation from Clearness Index for Multan, Southern Punjab, Pakistan
Pages 441-444Creative Commons License

M. Rashid Tanweer, Firoz Ahmad, Zaheer Uddin, Saif Ur Rehman and Intikhab Ulfat

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2016.12.68
Published: 19 December 2016

Abstract: Empirical correlations have been developed for Multan for the estimation of Diffuse Solar Radiation (DSR) as a function of clearness index (KT). The diffuse solar radiation are also estimated by the relationship as given by Liu and Jorden, Page and Iqbal. All these correlation shows a peak value of diffuse solar radiation for the months of July & August (monsoon months). The diffuse to global (total) radiation ratio is 0.317. The presently developed correlation are fine agreement with the result obtained by earlier models. It is inferred from the result that solar energy has bright prospects as far as its application and utilization is concerned.

Keywords: Diffuse Solar Radiation, Global Solar Radiation, Clearness Index, Multan, Correlation.