Forecasting of photovoltaic power yield using dynamic neural networks

Naji Al-Messabi, Yun Li, Ibrahim El-Amin, Cindy Goh

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Abstract

The importance of predicting the output power of Photovoltaic (PV) plants is crucial in modern power system applications. Predicting the power yield of a PV generation system helps the process of dispatching the power into a grid with improved efficiency in generation planning and operation. This work proposes the use of intelligent tools to forecast the real power output of PV units. These tools primarily comprise dynamic neural networks which are capable of time-series predictions with good reliability. This paper begins with a brief review of various methods of forecasting solar power reported in literature. Results of preliminary work on a 5kW PV panel at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, is presented. Focused Time Delay and Distributed Time Delay Neural Networks were used as a forecasting tool for this study and their performance was compared with each other.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2012
Event2012 Annual International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2012, Part of the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 10 Jun 201215 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference2012 Annual International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2012, Part of the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2012
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period10/06/1215/06/12

Keywords

  • dynamic neural networks
  • irradiance
  • time-series forecasting

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