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JOCET 2017 Vol.5(1): 77-80 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2017.5.1.348

Modelling of Global Solar Radiation on Horizontal Surfaces for Mersin City

R. Kulcu, A. Suslu, C. Cihanalp, and D. Yilmaz
Abstract—Turkey is rich in solar energy potential due to its geographical location. Turkey's average annual sunshine duration is 2737 hours and the solar energy potential is 1527 kWh / m2 year. The major solar energy regions are South Eastern Anatolia Region and the Mediterranean regions in Turkey. In this context, Mersin province is located in the provinces of maximum solar radiation in Turkey. Calculations of all the factors affecting the solar radiation from the atmosphere to the earth; creates a huge workload and the results cannot be obtained with sufficient accuracy. Therefore calculating the solar radiation coming to the earth models have been developed. In this study, the models for the prediction of solar radiation for Mersin city were evaluated using measured solar radiation data. Statistical aspects compliance of studied models were tested and validated which models the closest predicting to measured value.

Index Terms—Mersin, modelling of solar radiations, solar energy, solar radiation calculations.

The authors are with the Department of Agricultural Machinery and Technology Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey (e-mail:,,,


Cite:R. Kulcu, A. Suslu, C. Cihanalp, and D. Yilmaz, "Modelling of Global Solar Radiation on Horizontal Surfaces for Mersin City," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 77-80, 2017.

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