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  • MUSERUKA, C., and MUTABAZI, A., 2007: Assessment of Global Solar Radiation over Rwanda. Clean Electrical Power, 2007. ICCEP apos;07. International Conference on, 670 - 676, 10.1109/ICCEP.2007.384312.

This paper aims to estimating the global solar radiation in Rwanda. We mainly treated the particular case of Kigali where meteorological data records (sunshine duration, temperature, pressure and humidity) over a period of 20 years (1974 to 1993) are available. As solar radiation data are not available in Rwanda, meteorological models (MRM) were applied and sunshine duration measurements played a particular role. The MRM based-results were validated by satellite datasets measurements done over a 10-year period (1984 to 1993); and a good agreement between these two approaches was confirmed. Finally and referring to the five representative sites, a recommendable solar data information per region was adopted. We found out that the monthly averaged global solar radiation varies between about 4.3 to 5.2 kWh / m2. day over Rwanda, a hilly and mountainous tropical country.

Full Article: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=/iel5/4272346/4272347/04272483.pdf?arnumber=4272483

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