Metrics used in assessing irradiance model accuracy, such as root mean square error and mean absolute error, are precisely defined. Their relative (%) counterpart, however, can be subject to interpretation and may cover a wide range of values for a given set of data depending on reporting practice. This note evaluates different approaches for the reporting of relative metrics quantifying the dispersion accuracy of a model and formulates recommendations for the most appropriate approach. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
If you can't find a tool you're looking for, please click the link at the top of the page to "Go to old article view". Alternatively, view our Knowledge Base articles for additional help. Your feedback is important to us, so please let us know if you have comments or ideas for improvement.