International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Generation of representative solar radiation data for Aegean Region of Turkey

Hüsamettin Bulut
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Harran University, Osmanbey Campus 63190, Şanlıurfa, Turkey.

  •  Accepted: 21 June 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010


Typical solar radiation data is needed in calculation and assessment of many solar energy applications. In this study, typical solar radiation years for seven provinces located in Aegean Region of Turkey were generated from the daily global solar radiation data measured during at least for 15 years, using the Finkelstein-Schafer statistical method. The typical daily global solar radiation data for the locations considered were presented throughout a year in a tabular form. The data obtained were also analyzed. It is expected that the typical data presented for Aegean Region will be useful to the designers of solar energy systems.


Key words: Finkelstein-Schafer method, solar radiation, test reference year, Aegean region, Turkey.