Clean Power Research and EPRI win NYSERDA clean-energy challenge
Clean Power Research and EPRI win NYSERDA clean-energy challenge

We’re pleased to announce that Clean Power Research and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have been selected as winners of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA’s) “Future Grid Challenge.” The project will demonstrate...

How to reduce demand charges using solar forecasts
How to reduce demand charges using solar forecasts

The challenge is well-known by commercial building owners and PV project developers: on site solar PV generation offers excellent energy savings to commercial customers, but can result in unreliable demand charge reduction benefits. Through a recent DOE funded...

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Observational MET programs reduce uncertainty
Observational MET programs reduce uncertainty

This week, we're pleased to present a post from GroundWork® Renewables' CEO Ann Gaglioti. Measuring irradiance data in the field reduces the uncertainty of the energy production assessment and results in a measurable return on investment during project financing. In...

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Quantifying day-ahead solar energy forecast uncertainty
Quantifying day-ahead solar energy forecast uncertainty

Solar resource variability is an unavoidable natural characteristic that impacts solar power forecasting. However, its impact on forecast uncertainty can be reduced by providing information on predictive uncertainty, along with deterministic forecast values. Having...

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Version control: Your bankable signpost in a digital world
Version control: Your bankable signpost in a digital world

If you own an iPhone, you’ve seen the familiar message “iOS 9.3.3 is available for your iPhone and is ready to install.” If you’re like me, you hit “Remind me later” a few dozen times before you actually install the update. Call me paranoid, but I always have to take...

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Producing perfect PV fleet forecasts – at what cost?
Producing perfect PV fleet forecasts – at what cost?

In our last blog, we talked about the performance of SolarAnywhere® v4 PV fleet forecasts, and discussed how accuracy was a function of the PV fleet’s geographic footprint. For instance, SolarAnywhere hour-ahead forecasts in the Western U.S. were shown to have a...

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Can ISOs rely on PV fleet forecasts?
Can ISOs rely on PV fleet forecasts?

PV fleet forecasts Solar forecasts are traditionally concerned with predicting the output of solar PV systems at particular locations. Consequently, much of what is known about solar forecast accuracy is centered on point validations. Fleet forecasts consider the...

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