Neural Network Ensemble Based Approach for 2D-Interval Prediction of Solar Photovoltaic Power
AbstractSolar energy generated from PhotoVoltaic (PV) systems is one of the most promising types of renewable energy. However, it is highly variable as it depends on the solar irradiance and other meteorological factors. This variability creates difficulties for the large-scale integration of PV power in the electricity grid and requires accurate forecasting of the electricity generated by PV systems. In this paper we consider 2D-interval forecasts, where the goal is to predict summary statistics for the distribution of the PV power values in a future time interval. 2D-interval forecasts have been recently introduced, and they are more suitable than point forecasts for applications where the predicted variable has a high variability. We propose a method called NNE2D that combines variable selection based on mutual information and an ensemble of neural networks, to compute 2D-interval forecasts, where the two interval boundaries are expressed in terms of percentiles. NNE2D was evaluated for univariate prediction of Australian solar PV power data for two years. The results show that it is a promising method, outperforming persistence baselines and other methods used for comparison in terms of accuracy and coverage probability. View Full-Text
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Rana, M.; Koprinska, I. Neural Network Ensemble Based Approach for 2D-Interval Prediction of Solar Photovoltaic Power. Energies 2016, 9, 829.
Rana M, Koprinska I. Neural Network Ensemble Based Approach for 2D-Interval Prediction of Solar Photovoltaic Power. Energies. 2016; 9(10):829.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rana, Mashud; Koprinska, Irena. 2016. "Neural Network Ensemble Based Approach for 2D-Interval Prediction of Solar Photovoltaic Power." Energies 9, no. 10: 829.
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