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Solar radiation estimation using artificial neural networks

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  • Dorvlo, Atsu S. S.
  • Jervase, Joseph A.
  • Al-Lawati, Ali
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    Artificial Neural Network Methods are discussed for estimating solar radiation by first estimating the clearness index. Radial Basis Functions, RBF, and Multilayer Perceptron, MLP, models have been investigated using long-term data from eight stations in Oman. It is shown that both the RBF and MLP models performed well based on the root-mean-square error between the observed and estimated solar radiations. However, the RBF models are preferred since they require less computing power. The RBF model, obtained by training with data from the meteorological stations at Masirah, Salalah, Seeb, Sur, Fahud and Sohar, and testing with those from Buraimi and Marmul, was the best. This model can be used to estimate the solar radiation at any location in Oman.

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    Volume (Year): 71 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 307-319

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    Keywords: Solar radiation Radial basis functions Artificial neural networks Clearness index;

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    1. Janjai, Serm & Plaon, Piyanuch, 2011. "Estimation of sky luminance in the tropics using artificial neural networks: Modeling and performance comparison with the CIE model," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(3), pages 840-847, March.
    2. Ouammi, Ahmed & Zejli, Driss & Dagdougui, Hanane & Benchrifa, Rachid, 2012. "Artificial neural network analysis of Moroccan solar potential," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(7), pages 4876-4889.
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    4. Long, Huan & Zhang, Zijun & Su, Yan, 2014. "Analysis of daily solar power prediction with data-driven approaches," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 126(C), pages 29-37.
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    7. Janjai, S. & Pankaew, P. & Laksanaboonsong, J., 2009. "A model for calculating hourly global solar radiation from satellite data in the tropics," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 86(9), pages 1450-1457, September.
    8. Zarzo, Manuel & Martí, Pau, 2011. "Modeling the variability of solar radiation data among weather stations by means of principal components analysis," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 88(8), pages 2775-2784, August.
    9. Khalil, Samy A. & Shaffie, A.M., 2013. "A comparative study of total, direct and diffuse solar irradiance by using different models on horizontal and inclined surfaces for Cairo, Egypt," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 853-863.
    10. Khatib, Tamer & Mohamed, Azah & Sopian, K., 2012. "A review of solar energy modeling techniques," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(5), pages 2864-2869.

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