Photovoltaic Power Generation Forecasting Based on the ARIMA-BPNN-SVR Model


Combination forecasting
Photovoltaic power generation
Support vector regression (SVR)
Back propagation neural network (BPNN)
Auto regression integrate moving average (ARIMA)

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Fan G-F, Wei H-Z, Chen M-Y, Hong W-C. Photovoltaic Power Generation Forecasting Based on the ARIMA-BPNN-SVR Model. Glob. J. Energ. Technol. Res. Updat. [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 5 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];9:18-3. Available from:


With the continuous expansion of the capacity of photovoltaic power generation systems, accurate power generation load forecasting can make grid dispatching more reasonable and optimize load distribution. This paper proposes a combined forecasting model based on Auto Regression Integrate Moving Average (ARIMA), back propagation neural network (BPNN), and support vector regression (SVR), namely ARIMA-BPNN-SVR model, aiming at the problem of low accuracy of a single model and traditional forecasting model. Through the complementary advantages of ARIMA, BPNN, and SVR models, the model has good anti-noise ability, nonlinear mapping, and adaptive ability when processing photovoltaic power generation data. Data experiments are carried out on solar photovoltaic power generation in the United States, and the accuracy of model forecasting is evaluated according to MAE, MSE, RMSE, and MAPE. The experimental results show that the proposed ARIMA-BPNN-SVR outperforms the forecasting performance of the single models ARIMA, BPNN, and SVR. Its MAE, MSE, RMSE and MAPE are 0.53, 0.41, 0.64 and 0.84 respectively. In the Wilcoxon sign-rank test, the p-value of the proposed model reached 0.98, indicating the effectiveness of the ARIMA-BPNN-SVR model.


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