Paper Title
Forecasting the Performance of Solar Desalination Plant using Deep Learning Technique

Abstract - The need for desalination plants are increasing in order to overcome the demand for freshwater. Solar desalination, a technique that makes use of solar energy to convert saline water into freshwater, is a booming technique in today’s world. The performance of solar desalination system can be analysed and forecasted using deep learning techniques. The solar desalination system makes use of solar stills which are used to distil the saline water by heating it with solar energy thereby producing freshwater. Hence, the performance of the desalination plant can be forecasted by predicting the solar still’s efficiency. The proposed system makes use of artificial neural network to forecast the performance of tubular solar stills. By predicting the efficiency of solar still, the capital cost involved in building the desalination plant can be reduced. The data from the experimental field is employed here to predict the performance of tubular solar stills. Keywords - Solar Stills, Water Desalination, Deep Learning, Neural Networks