We have correlated unavailable solar radiation in terms of relative sunshine duration, relative humidity and cloud cover for fourteen (14) meteorological stations in Nigeria: Bauchi, Bida, Enugu, Gusau, Ikom, Jos, Kano, Maiduguri, Minna, Nguru, Potiskum, Yelwa, Yola and Zaria. For about 71% of the stations studied our proposed model equation gave the best-fit-equation for yearly fits, except for Gusau, Jos, Maiduguri and Potiskum where the equation proposed by Aidan et al. gave the best-fit-equation. The adjusted coefficient of determination, for most of the stations.
cloud cover, relative humidity, relative sunshine duration, model equations
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Eyube Edwin Samson, Najoji Sunday David, Alkasim Abubakar. (2018) Correlation of Unavailable Solar Radiation using some Climatological Parameters for some Nigerian Stations. International Journal of Renewable Energy Sources, 3, 60-70
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