Statistical analysis of solar radiation data using cubic spline functions


GENÇ A., KINACI İ., OTURANÇ G., KURNAZ A., BİLİR Ş., Ozbalta N.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.24, no.12, pp.1131-1138, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310290087058
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1131-1138

Abstract

A cubic spline-type model has been developed to analyze the avarage daily total solar radiation data. This model has been found to perform significantly better than the other regression-type models. In this study, cubic spline functions have been used to analyze the solar radiation data of 5 years from 1994 to 1998 for Izmir. The reliability of the model has also been tested with a statistical hypothesis.