Special Issue "Climate Variable Forecasting"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015).
Interests: climate change and risk analysis; heat transfer and energy efficient buildings; water harvesting; ecological footprint; sustainable diet
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Atmosphere: Solar and Wind Forecasting Methods
Special Issue in Energies: Advances in Wind and Solar Farm Forecasting
An efﬁcient use of the ﬂuctuating energy output of photovoltaic (PV) systems, Concentrated Solar Systems (CSP) or wind farms requires reliable forecast information. In fact, this integration into the electricity system can offer a better quality of service if the resource can be predicted with reasonable accuracy. This Special Issue elicits new research on the methods used to forecast climate variables in order to facilitate selection of the appropriate forecast method according to needs. The methods could include statistical, artificial neural network, cloud motion vector, numerical weather prediction, or some combination of these methods. Note that as well as forecasting wind and solar, consideration of temperature forecasting is also needed. Temperature impacts on the efficiency of PV cells, and also power lines, so knowledge of its future likely values is also of importance. Finally, as well as point forecasts, we need probabilistic forecasts of these variables.
Prof. Dr. John Boland
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- renewable resources
- time series analysis
- prediction intervals
- probabilistic forecasting
- machine learning
- fourier series
- numerical weather prediction
- clear sky index
- spatial-temporal forecasting