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Calculation of Global Solar Radiation Based on Cloud Data for Major Cities of South Korea

  • Hochun Yoo
  • Kwanho Lee
  • Sohee Park
  • Kyoung Hwan Noh
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Energy consumption causes a range of environmental pollution. Furthermore, with the increase in energy demand, the issue of energy shortage becomes increasingly serious. Since there is more and more concern on energy conservation and environmental protection, interest has been increasingly focused on the use of renewable energy. This is considered as a key source for the future, not only for South Korea but also for the world (Ulgen and Hepbasli, 2002). Especially, solar energy as a clean energy source and one kind of renewable energy is abundant in South Korea. Therefore, the precise measurement of the local solar radiation is required.


Solar Radiation Cloud Cover Global Radiation Cloud Amount Global Solar Radiation 
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This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government (MOST) (No. R01-2007-000-10231-0)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hochun Yoo
    • 1
  • Kwanho Lee
    • 2
  • Sohee Park
    • 1
  • Kyoung Hwan Noh
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsanUlsanS. Korea
  2. 2.Ulsan CollegeUlsanS. Korea

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