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Solar Radiation Prediction AI Challenge

The aim of this challenge is to predict the amount of solar radiation based on the given data.


Bounty for Rank 1
189 Participants
Organized By Dockship

Welcome to Solar Radiation Prediction AI Challenge!

The aim of this challenge is to predict the amount of solar radiation based on the given data. The dataset consists of 3 csv files:

  1. TRAIN.csv
  2. TEST.csv
  3. sample_submission.csv

TRAIN.csv consists of 12 attributes:

  • idx
  • UNIXTime
  • Data
  • Time
  • Radiation (Target Attribute)
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Humidity
  • WindDirection(Degrees)
  • Speed
  • TimeSunRise
  • TimeSunSet

This data should be used to train the model, no additional data is allowed to be used for the training process.

TEST.csv consists of the testing data required for prediction and consists of 4 attributes:

  • idx
  • UNIXTime
  • Data
  • Time
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Humidity
  • WindDirection(Degrees)
  • Speed
  • TimeSunRise
  • TimeSunSet

A "SampleSubmission".csv is also provided for ease of the participants. To know the exact submission format, please check out "Submission Guidelines".

The score is displayed in reverse order of Root Mean Square Error (RMSE). "TRAIN.csv" file contains the data required for training.

The output of the model should be "output.csv" containing the following columns in this exact order for predictions on TEST.csv:

  • idx (Row index of TEST.csv data)
  • Radiation (Target Attribute)

A "SampleSubmission.csv" is also given for reference which already contains the correct format required for submission.


How to make a submission?

  1. Click on "My Submission"
  2. On the next page, click on "+ New Submission"
  3. Upload your CSV in the next page and click on "Submit for Review"

Please note:

  1. You must submit your CSV file by uploading the CSV in the "My Submissions" section of this challenge.
  2. Your submission will be auto graded and you will be able to see your results instantly.
  3. If there is any error in the submission, your final score will be marked as 0.


  1. Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE) will be used for evaluation
  2. If the scores are tied, the person reaching the score FIRST will get the better rank.


  1. We are using automatic anti-cheat system. Our system flags submission which have low trust scores. Manually modifying your submission CSV (via comparison of any form etc.), using image comparison techniques (pixel matching, file size matching etc,), in any form, can lead to your disqualification without any notice.
  2. The participants must use only the provided dataset for training.
  3. The submission should be in a proper format as described by "Submission Guidelines".
  4. Late submission will not be accepted beyond provided deadline (Indian Standard Time).

NOTE: We may request for the code files if there is any discrepancy in your score. Your score will be marked invalid or you can be disqualified if the request for code is not fulfilled by you.

  1. The winner will receive a cash prize of 5000 INR.
  2. The participants with a successful submission will get a certificate of participation.
  3. Top 3 participants will receive a permanent place in Dockship's "Hall of Fame".

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Challenge Announced
21-Nov-2020, 1:41 pm IST
24-Nov-2020, 6:00 pm IST
Challenge Started
Challenge Ended
24-Dec-2020, 6:00 pm IST