Characterization and modeling of solar radiation on the ground, application to the estimate of solar potential available on the coast of Nouakchott


  • Ahmed; Diene; Menny; Sidi Sidibba; Ndiaye; El Bah; Bouhamady Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis, Senegal




The purpose of this work is to evaluate four empirical models developed in literature such as Ghouard, Perrin Brichambaut, Bird and Hulstrom and Dependent model of the Link trouble factor. The validation of these different theoretical models was carried out using solar global radiation data collected on the Cheikh Zayed Nouakchott power plant. These measurements were carried out at a time step of 5 minutes during the period of one year. (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016).The results show that the Ghouard model presents notable performances compared to the other models, with a determination coefficient of 96.2%. This validation also shows that the solar radiation measured and that estimated by the different models have the same pace and have good performance with a coefficient of determination greater than 93%. The available solar potential estimated were carried out using the actual measurements collected on the Cheikh Zayed plant. The results obtained showed that the available solar potential is 5 kWh / m² / d.

Author Biography

Ahmed; Diene; Menny; Sidi Sidibba; Ndiaye; El Bah; Bouhamady, Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis, Senegal

Physical department, PhD student


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How to Cite

Sidibba; Ndiaye; El Bah; Bouhamady, A. D. M. S. (2019). Characterization and modeling of solar radiation on the ground, application to the estimate of solar potential available on the coast of Nouakchott. OAJ Materials and Devices, 4(1). Retrieved from