Framework for the mapping of the monthly average daily solar radiation using an advanced case-based reasoning and a geostatistical technique

Minhyun Lee, Choongwan Koo, Taehoon Hong, Hyo Seon Park

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Abstract

For the effective photovoltaic (PV) system, it is necessary to accurately determine the monthly average daily solar radiation (MADSR) and to develop an accurate MADSR map, which can simplify the decision-making process for selecting the suitable location of the PV system installation. Therefore, this study aimed to develop a framework for the mapping of the MADSR using an advanced case-based reasoning (CBR) and a geostatistical technique. The proposed framework consists of the following procedures: (i) the geographic scope for the mapping of the MADSR is set, and the measured MADSR and meteorological data in the geographic scope are collected; (ii) using the collected data, the advanced CBR model is developed; (iii) using the advanced CBR model, the MADSR at unmeasured locations is estimated; and (iv) by applying the measured and estimated MADSR data to the geographic information system, the MADSR map is developed. A practical validation was conducted by applying the proposed framework to South Korea. It was determined that the MADSR map developed through the proposed framework has been improved in terms of accuracy. The developed MADSR map can be used for estimating the MADSR at unmeasured locations and for determining the optimal location for the PV system installation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4604-4612
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume48
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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