28 Feb '13, 8pm

Solar Energy Forecasts Could Boost Industry Outlook

Solar Energy Forecasts Could Boost Industry Outlook

Intermittency may be the Achilles Heel of solar energy . Since the Sun doesn’t always shine and utility-scale energy storage isn’t available yet, grid operators have to rely on dispatchable generation like natural gas or coal when clouds cover up solar farms. But that may be about to change in a big way. Solar panel with clouds image via Shutterstock The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has launched an ambitious three-year national project to create 36-hour solar energy forecasts . Research from government and university laboratories will be provided to utilities, grid operators, and commercial forecasters across the country. NCAR’s prototype system will forecast sunlight and predict power every 15 minutes, giving utilities unprecedented ability to accurately plan the amount of solar power they will be able to generate across their system to meet customer de...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/02/28/solar-energy-forecast...

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