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Estimation Of Solar Radiation By Artificial Networks: East Coast Malaysia

K., Kadirgama and A. K., Amiruddin and R. A., Bakar (2014) Estimation Of Solar Radiation By Artificial Networks: East Coast Malaysia. Energy Procedia, 52. pp. 383-388. ISSN 1876-6102

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In this paper the solar radiation forecasting in Pekan located in Pahang is presented. The time series utilized are 10 minute solar radiation data obtained directly from the measurements realized in the sites during about one month. In order to do solar radiation forecasting, quick propagation algorithms Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models were developed. Around 1617 data’s are taken to train ANN. The effects of temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind chill, pressure and rain on solar radiation are discussed in this paper. The maximum mean absolute percentage error was found to be less than 7.74% and R-squared (R2) values were found to be about 98.9% for the testing stations. However, these values were found to be 5.398% and 97.9 % for the training stations. The trained and tested ANN models show greater accuracy for evaluating the solar radiation. The predicted solar potential values from the ANN are given in the form of table where included the other variables such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind chill, pressure and rain. This table is of prime importance for different working disciplines, like scientists, architects, meteorologists and solar engineers, in Malaysia. The predictions from the ANN models could enable scientists to locate and design solar energy systems in Malaysia and determine the best solar technology

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar radiation; Quick propagation; Artificial Neural Network; Temperature; East coast Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Kumaran Kadirgama
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 03:44
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 08:23
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