A preliminary analysis of solar irradiance measurements at TNB solar research centre for optimal orientation of fixed solar panels installed in selangor Malaysia

A. M. Hashim, M. A M Ali, B. Ahmad, R. M. Shafie, R. Rusli, M. A. Aziz, J. Hassan, M. Z C Wanik

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Abstract

The well established rule for orienting fixed solar devices is to face south for places in the northern hemisphere and northwards for the southern hemisphere. However for regions near the equator such as in Selangor Malaysia, the position of the sun at solar noon is always near zenith both to the north and south depending on location and month of year. This paper reports an analysis of global solar radiation data taken at TNB Solar Research Centre, Malaysia. The solar radiation is measured using both shaded and exposed pyranometers together with a pyrheliometer which is mounted on a sun-tracker. The analysis on the solar measurements show that a near regular solar irradiation pattern had occurred often enough during the year to recommend an optimum azimuth orientation of installing the fixed solar panels tilted facing towards east. Even though all the solar measurements were done at a single location in TNBR Solar Research Centre at Bangi, for locations near the equator with similar weather pattern, the recommended azimuth direction of installing fixed solar panels and collectors tilted eastward will also be generally valid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Volume16
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

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Other26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period19/8/1223/8/12

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Hashim, A. M., Ali, M. A. M., Ahmad, B., Shafie, R. M., Rusli, R., Aziz, M. A., ... Wanik, M. Z. C. (2013). A preliminary analysis of solar irradiance measurements at TNB solar research centre for optimal orientation of fixed solar panels installed in selangor Malaysia. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (1 ed., Vol. 16). [012001] Institute of Physics Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/16/1/012001

A preliminary analysis of solar irradiance measurements at TNB solar research centre for optimal orientation of fixed solar panels installed in selangor Malaysia. / Hashim, A. M.; Ali, M. A M; Ahmad, B.; Shafie, R. M.; Rusli, R.; Aziz, M. A.; Hassan, J.; Wanik, M. Z C.

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 16 1. ed. Institute of Physics Publishing, 2013. 012001.

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Hashim, AM, Ali, MAM, Ahmad, B, Shafie, RM, Rusli, R, Aziz, MA, Hassan, J & Wanik, MZC 2013, A preliminary analysis of solar irradiance measurements at TNB solar research centre for optimal orientation of fixed solar panels installed in selangor Malaysia. in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1 edn, vol. 16, 012001, Institute of Physics Publishing, 26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Beijing, China, 19/8/12. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/16/1/012001
Hashim AM, Ali MAM, Ahmad B, Shafie RM, Rusli R, Aziz MA et al. A preliminary analysis of solar irradiance measurements at TNB solar research centre for optimal orientation of fixed solar panels installed in selangor Malaysia. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1 ed. Vol. 16. Institute of Physics Publishing. 2013. 012001 https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/16/1/012001
Hashim, A. M. ; Ali, M. A M ; Ahmad, B. ; Shafie, R. M. ; Rusli, R. ; Aziz, M. A. ; Hassan, J. ; Wanik, M. Z C. / A preliminary analysis of solar irradiance measurements at TNB solar research centre for optimal orientation of fixed solar panels installed in selangor Malaysia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 16 1. ed. Institute of Physics Publishing, 2013.
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