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Title: Estimation of missing values in solar radiation data using piecewise interpolation methods: Case study at Penang city

The solar radiation values have been composed by automatic weather station using the device that namely pyranometer. The device is functions to records all the radiation values that have been dispersed, and these data are very useful for it experimental works and solar device’s development. In addition, for modeling and designing on solar radiation system application is needed for complete data observation. Unfortunately, lack for obtained the complete solar radiation data frequently occur due to several technical problems, which mainly contributed by monitoring device. Into encountering this matter, estimation missing values in an effort to substitute absent values with imputed data. This paper aimed to evaluate several piecewise interpolation techniques likes linear, splines, cubic, and nearest neighbor into dealing missing values in hourly solar radiation data. Then, proposed an extendable work into investigating the potential used of cubic Bezier technique and cubic Said-ball method as estimator tools. As result, methods for cubic Bezier and Said-ball perform the best compare to another piecewise imputation technique.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. School of Quantitative Sciences, UUMCAS, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah (Malaysia)
  2. (IMK), Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02600 Arau, Perlis (Malaysia)
  3. Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi Mara, 02600 Arau, Perlis (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22494304
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1691; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: IACE 2015: 2. innovation and analytics conference and exhibition, Kedah (Malaysia), 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DESIGN; INTERPOLATION; MONITORING; PYRANOMETERS; SIMULATION; SOLAR RADIATION; URBAN AREAS; WEATHER