Enhanced Evolutionary Symbolic Regression Via Genetic Programming for PV Power Forecasting [article]

Mohamed Massaoudi, Ines Chihi, Lilia Sidhom, Mohamed Trabelsi, Shady S. Refaat, Fakhreddine S. Oueslati
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Solar power becomes one of the most promising renewable energy sources over the years leading up. Nevertheless, the weather is causing periodicity and volatility to photovoltaic (PV) energy production. Thus, Forecasting the PV power is crucial for maintaining sustainability and reliably to grid-connected systems. Anticipating the energy harnessed with prediction models is required to prevent the grid from any damage coming from every slight disturbance. In this direction, various architectures
more » ... ere suggested to predict the ambiguous behavior of meteorological data. Within this vein. Genetic algorithm (GA) presents a robust solution for nonlinear problems. The success of GA presents a source of motivation to scientists and engineers to develop a variety of sub-models that imitate the same Darwinian type-survival of the fittest strategy approach from GA propriety. However, during the training process, the later face an issue with missing the optimal solutions due to the existence of a local minimum. Following that regard, this paper provides an accurate PV power forecasting one month of PV power using a hybrid model combining symbolic regressor via Genetic programming and artificial neural network. The features inputs used in the process are only the solar irradiation and the historical solar power data. The application of the said model on an Australian PV plant of 200 kW offers a low mean absolute error equal to 3.30 and outperforms the state of art models.
arXiv:1910.10065v1 fatcat:rusuwz7b4vfsplbhbmygxwswgq