Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Material, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

A Practical Method to Hourly Forecast the Solar Irradiance

Authors
Tao Hai, Kewei Wen, Jian Zhong, Xiang Hu, Zhao Zhang
Corresponding Author
Tao Hai
Available Online August 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ic3me-15.2015.234How to use a DOI?
Keywords
solar irradiance, neural network, hourly prediction, UV index, theoretical extraterrestrial irradiance
Abstract

Based on the fact that the weather bureau currently does not provide solar irradiance forecast data, which is a key parameter to predict energy where photovoltaic (PV) is generated, a practical and indirect solar irradiance prediction model that is based on the RBF neural network and input by several of hourly sequences is proposed. In this paper, the model is built by using UV index sequence, theoretical extraterrestrial irradiance sequence, sequence of air temperature, sequence of weather types and historical solar irradiance sequence. The network is trained by GP-RBF algorithm to forecast the solar irradiance in a period of time to the future by dividing conditions into four types. The experiment results show that, when compared with the other forecasts and the real curves, the new model, which is based on UV index and theoretical extraterrestrial irradiance hourly sequences, is practical and highly accurate.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Material, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
August 2015
ISBN
10.2991/ic3me-15.2015.234
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ic3me-15.2015.234How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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