Global Radiation for Solar Architecture Design of Taiwan


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Solar radiation data is an important consideration factor in building environment planning. This study focused on the regional characteristics of global solar radiation of Taiwan. The research utilized the raw meteorological data meseaursed by the Central Weather Bureau to establish reliable solar radiation data of weather stations by means of statistic analysis. A total of weather station’s data are used where their geographical location are evenly distributed from northern to southern Taiwan. The results of this study will presented the diagrams of annual and monthly averaged solar radiation in Taiwan. Geographical distribution of inter-annual trend of global solar radiation during this period was also presented in this paper. It can be used for further study of the climate zoning comparing with other climate conditions. Furthermore, researchers of solar cell design, building energy, shading design, site planning, etc. can utilize the distribution diagram to fetch reliable solar radiation values to carry on reasonable quantitative analysis.



Edited by:

Ran Chen






W.S. Ou et al., "Global Radiation for Solar Architecture Design of Taiwan", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 1853-1861, 2011

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December 2010




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