New technique for global solar radiation forecasting using simulated annealing and genetic algorithms

New technique for global solar radiation forecasting using simulated annealing and genetic algorithms

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Publishing year : 2013

Conference : Third International Conference on Modern Approaches to Energy Conservation

Number of pages : 11

Abstract: Measurement of solar irradiance is difficult because of high instrument cost, limited spatial coverage and limited length of record. Therefore, theoretical models are used for the estimation of global solar irradiance. In this paper, a novel approach based on simulated annealing algorithm as a meta-heuristic method is implemented in MATLAB software to estimate the monthly average daily global solar radiation in a horizontal plane for six different climate cities of Iran. A search method based on a genetic algorithm is applied to accelerate problem solving. Results show that simulated annealing based on a genetic algorithm search is a suitable method for finding global solar radiation.