Grey-box identification for photovoltaic power systems via particle-swarm algorithm

Naji Al-Messabi, Cindy Goh, Yun Li

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Abstract

Amongst renewable generators, photovoltaics (PV) are becoming more popular as the appropriate low cost solution to meet increasing energy demands. However, the integration of renewable energy sources to the electricity grid possesses many challenges. The intermittency of these non-conventional sources often requires accurate forecast, planning and optimal management. Many attempts have been made to tackle these challenges; nonetheless, existing methods fail to accurately capture the underlying characteristics of the system. There exists scope to improve present PV yield forecasting models and methods. This paper explores the use of apriori knowledge of PV systems to build clear box models and identify uncertain parameters via heuristic algorithms. The model is further enhanced by incorporating black box models to account for unmodeled uncertainties in a novel grey-box forecasting and modeling of PV systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 21st International Conference on Automation and Computing
Subtitle of host publicationAutomation, Computing and Manufacturing for New Economic Growth, ICAC 2015
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2015
Event21st International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2015 - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/09/1512/09/15

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Keywords

  • photovoltaic power systems
  • power generation planning
  • particle swarm optimisation,
  • forecasting theory
  • grey systems

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Al-Messabi, N., Goh, C., & Li, Y. (2015). Grey-box identification for photovoltaic power systems via particle-swarm algorithm. In 2015 21st International Conference on Automation and Computing: Automation, Computing and Manufacturing for New Economic Growth, ICAC 2015 [7313980] https://doi.org/10.1109/IConAC.2015.7313980