Application of probability models to Malaysian sunshine data

M. Yusof Sulaiman, W. M. Hlaing Oo, Mahdi Abd Wahab, Azmi Zakaria

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Abstract

A 10-year Malaysian sunshine data of four stations were fitted to three models, namely the Bendt, Hollands and Huget and Saunier models. Distribution parameters of the models were determined from the values of the observed mean of the sunshine data. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was applied to determine the goodness of fit. It was found that the Saunier model was suitable for the Petaling Jaya and Subang stations while the Hollands and Huget model well suited the Bayan Lepas and Kota Bharu stations. The Bendt model did not give a good fit for all stations. It was also found that for the months that have the same observed mean but different observed standard deviations the distribution models were able to fit well only if the estimated standard deviations were close in value to the observed standard deviations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-842
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Volume22
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clearness index
  • Cumulative distribution function
  • Probability density function
  • Sunshine duration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Sulaiman, M. Y., Hlaing Oo, W. M., Wahab, M. A., & Zakaria, A. (1998). Application of probability models to Malaysian sunshine data. International Journal of Energy Research, 22(9), 833-842.

Application of probability models to Malaysian sunshine data. / Sulaiman, M. Yusof; Hlaing Oo, W. M.; Wahab, Mahdi Abd; Zakaria, Azmi.

In: International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 22, No. 9, 07.1998, p. 833-842.

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Sulaiman, MY, Hlaing Oo, WM, Wahab, MA & Zakaria, A 1998, 'Application of probability models to Malaysian sunshine data', International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 833-842.
Sulaiman MY, Hlaing Oo WM, Wahab MA, Zakaria A. Application of probability models to Malaysian sunshine data. International Journal of Energy Research. 1998 Jul;22(9):833-842.
Sulaiman, M. Yusof ; Hlaing Oo, W. M. ; Wahab, Mahdi Abd ; Zakaria, Azmi. / Application of probability models to Malaysian sunshine data. In: International Journal of Energy Research. 1998 ; Vol. 22, No. 9. pp. 833-842.
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