A State-of-Art-Review on Machine-Learning Based Methods for PV

Giuseppe Marco Tina, Cristina Ventura, Sergio Ferlito, Saverio De Vito
2021 Applied Sciences  
In the current era, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly pervasive with applications in several applicative fields effectively changing our daily life. In this scenario, machine learning (ML), a subset of AI techniques, provides machines with the ability to programmatically learn from data to model a system while adapting to new situations as they learn more by data they are ingesting (on-line training). During the last several years, many papers have been published concerning
more » ... L applications in the field of solar systems. This paper presents the state of the art ML models applied in solar energy's forecasting field i.e., for solar irradiance and power production forecasting (both point and interval or probabilistic forecasting), electricity price forecasting and energy demand forecasting. Other applications of ML into the photovoltaic (PV) field taken into account are the modelling of PV modules, PV design parameter extraction, tracking the maximum power point (MPP), PV systems efficiency optimization, PV/Thermal (PV/T) and Concentrating PV (CPV) system design parameters' optimization and efficiency improvement, anomaly detection and energy management of PV's storage systems. While many review papers already exist in this regard, they are usually focused only on one specific topic, while in this paper are gathered all the most relevant applications of ML for solar systems in many different fields. The paper gives an overview of the most recent and promising applications of machine learning used in the field of photovoltaic systems.
doi:10.3390/app11167550 fatcat:h2nd35zp6ngonlbyo5a3cdo2zi