Estimation of target station data using satellite data and deep learning algorithms


International Journal of Energy Research, vol.45, no.1, pp.961-974, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/er.6055
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Energy Research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.961-974
  • Keywords: artificial neural networks, deep learning, renewable energy, wind potential, wind speed estimation
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, an innovative model has been developed for wind speed estimation through the Deep Learning method using hourly wind speed data from the measurement stations of the General Directorate of Meteorology in Van and Hakkari provinces in Turkey in conjunction with simultaneous satellite images from Eumetsat. Obtained satellite images were used during the introduction of the model, while wind speed data were used at the output stage. As a result of the findings, it was found that 85% accuracy performance could be achieved to provide sufficient insight for systems that are widely established worldwide. The model, developed as a result of the study, eliminates the need to install wind measuring stations for any region on earth within the satellite field in terms of determining wind potential. Since the field of view of the Meteosat 7 satellite covers the whole of Eastern Europe, it was determined that it could predict a high rate of up to 6 hours later by the method used in image analysis. The systems to be controlled with this method will be able to examine the weather events instantly at each point in the satellite field of view and make more accurate decisions. Also, companies will be able to perform a more detailed and rapid field scan compared to existing limited methods, and reduce initial investment costs and operating costs in terms of renewable energy resources investments.