National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)20040122CSR Solar Model Monthly PV Radiation for Africa.1.0modelGolden, CO, USANRELMonthly Average PV Solar Resource for Africa.Provide information on the solar radiation for the data domain. The insolation values represent the average solar energy available at a shaded location. This can be of value for day lighting or other building applications. The data can be combined with other data (global horizontal, direct normal) to estimate the global radiation on different surfaces.
These data provide monthly average and annual average daily total solar resource averaged over surface cells of approximately 40 km by 40 km in size. The solar resource value is represented as watt-hours per square meter per day for each month. The data were developed from NREL's Climatological Solar Radiation (CSR) Model. This model uses information on cloud cover, atmospheric water vapor and trace gases, and the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere to calculate the monthly average daily total insolation (sun and sky) falling on a horizontal surface. Existing ground measurement stations are used to validate the data where possible. The modeled values are accurate to approximately 10% of a true measured value within the grid cell due to the uncertainties associated with meteorological input to the model. The local cloud cover can vary significantly even within a single grid cell as a result of terrain effects and other microclimate influences. Furthermore, the uncertainty of the modeled estimates increase with distance from reliable measurement sources and with the complexity of the terrain.
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