Development of seasonal solar radiation estimation models for Dokuz Eylul University campus area for controller of a two-axis solar tracker

Unver T., GÖREN A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GLOBAL WARMING, vol.19, pp.193-201, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijgw.2019.101781
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-201
  • Keywords: renewable energy, solar radiation, solar tracker, SUN-TRACKING, SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In urban locations, it is generally hard to find enough spaces for solar power plants. However, micro-energy generation systems like solar trackers can be located even in crowded cities and becoming a significant technology in solar energy systems. In this study, the measured global solar radiation data for the research area, Tinaztepe/Izmir (38 degrees 22'15.3 '' N 27 degrees 12'28.5 '' E), were logged, then analysed using statistical methods and seasonal daily global solar radiation mathematical models of Tinaztepe/Izmir were developed. The results of these mathematical models give more precise daily average solar radiation value for Tinaztepe/Izmir than previous Izmir global solar radiation models.