An application of the multilayer perceptron: Solar radiation maps in Spain

Hontoria García, Leocadio and Aguilera Tejero, Jorge and Zufiria Zatarain, Pedro Jose (2005). An application of the multilayer perceptron: Solar radiation maps in Spain. "Solar Energy", v. 79 (n. 1); pp. 523-530. ISSN 0038-092X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2004.11.013.

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Title: An application of the multilayer perceptron: Solar radiation maps in Spain
Author/s:
  • Hontoria García, Leocadio
  • Aguilera Tejero, Jorge
  • Zufiria Zatarain, Pedro Jose
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy
Date: 25 February 2005
ISSN: 0038-092X
Volume: 79
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Solar radiation; Neural networks; Solar radiation maps
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada a las Tecnologías de la Información [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this work an application of a methodology to obtain solar radiation maps is presented. This methodology is based on a neural network system [Lippmann, R.P., 1987. An introduction to computing with neural nets. IEEE ASSP Magazine, 4–22] called Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) [Haykin, S., 1994. Neural Networks. A Comprehensive Foundation. Macmillan Publishing Company; Hornik, K., Stinchcombe, M., White, H., 1989. Multilayer feedforward networks are universal approximators. Neural Networks, 2(5), 359–366]. To obtain a solar radiation map it is necessary to know the solar radiation of many points spread wide across the zone of the map where it is going to be drawn. For most of the locations all over the world the records of these data (solar radiation in whatever scale, daily or hourly values) are nonexistent. Only very few locations have the privilege of having good meteorological stations where records of solar radiation have being registered. But even in those locations with historical records of solar data, the quality of these solar series is not as good as it should be for most purposes. In addition, to draw solar radiation maps the number of points on the maps (real sites) that it is necessary to work with makes this problem difficult to solve. Nevertheless, with the application of the methodology proposed in this paper, this problem has been solved and solar radiation maps have been obtained for a small region of Spain: Jae´n province, a southern province of Spain between parallels 38 250 N and 37 250 N, and meridians 4 100 W and 2 100 W, and for a larger region: Andalucı´a, the most southern region of Spain situated between parallels 38 400 N and 36 000 N, and meridians 7 300 W and 1 400 W.

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Item ID: 53483
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/53483/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:53483
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2004.11.013
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X05000162
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Mar 2019 17:44
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2019 11:25
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