Journal of Solar Energy / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Analysis of Global Solar Irradiance over Climatic Zones in Nigeria for Solar Energy Applications

Table 2

, MBE, RMSE, and MPE between the observed and satellite data for the climatic zones.

Location MBERMSEMPE

Sahel savannah
Maiduguri 0.95760.21650.5038−1.1619
Nguru 0.7265−1.05561.48174.6014
Average0.8421−0.41960.99281.7198

Sudan savannah
Sokoto 0.74640.06561.0147−0.2388
Bauchi 0.8174−0.39160.93821.6019
Kano 0.8819−0.96461.24494.3573
Yola 0.9527−1.84711.95948.0707
Average0.8496−0.78441.28933.4477

Mangrove swamp forest
Port Harcourt 0.8237−0.70751.42334.8967
Calabar 0.6315−0.53412.10993.9059
Warri 0.6727−1.76292.29249.7824
Average0.7093−1.00151.94186.1950

Guinea savannah
Ibi 0.9220−1.32041.46896.4532
Minna 0.84660.18280.9543−1.2337
Average0.8843−0.56881.21162.6098

Tropical rain forest
Ikeja 0.84462.62952.7663−18.7371
Akure 0.7163−1.29401.83796.7471
Enugu 0.7483−0.20381.13721.0537
Ibadan 0.81190.44581.1308−2.9164
Benin 0.7785−0.77671.40444.4493
Average0.77990.16021.6553−1.8807