Title: Solar radiation exergy and enviroeconomic analysis for Turkey

Authors: Yusuf Kurtgoz; Emrah Deniz; Ilker Turker

Addresses: Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karabuk University, Demir-Celik Campus, 78050 Karabuk, Turkey ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karabuk University, Demir-Celik Campus, 78050 Karabuk, Turkey ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Karabuk University, Demir-Celik Campus, 78050 Karabuk, Turkey

Abstract: The knowledge of useful solar energy amount is important for designing solar energy systems. In this study, solar radiation exergy (SRE) values are calculated for the 81 cities in Turkey. The data are obtained from the General Directorate of Renewable Energy and the General Directorate of Meteorology. The approaches of Petela, Spanner and Jeter are used to calculate the exergy-to-energy ratios for determining the maximum utilisable solar radiation energy. The exergy-to-energy ratios, the SRE values, the locations having the highest solar exergy potential and the monthly, seasonal and annual total SRE maps are presented for Turkey. Finally, enviroeconomic analysis is performed and its results are presented. The available results are visualised via maps with colourbars.

Keywords: solar radiation; exergy; solar energy; solar radiation exergy map; SRE; solar radiation exergy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2017.087675

International Journal of Exergy, 2017 Vol.24 No.2/3/4, pp.281 - 300

Received: 24 Nov 2016
Accepted: 04 Jun 2017

Published online: 22 Oct 2017 *

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