About us

Data and tools to build a solar future

Solcast’s vision is a solar future. We’re dedicated to developing the data and tools needed to plan, construct, operate and manage solar power systems across the world.

Formed in early 2016, Solcast is the culmination of several years of work by co-founders James Luffman and Dr Nick Engerer and their team, who saw tremendous opportunity to approach solar modelling and forecasting from their perspectives as meteorologists working with the electricity sector.

Solcast aims to produce data of the highest quality, and that is widely available and easy to use.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, questions, or quotations, please email sales@solcast.com

For support queries, please email support@solcast.com


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James Luffman

CEO Sydney, Australia

James is a former operational meteorologist, and has worked as a senior manager in the weather industry. James has designed, built and operated real-time modelling systems for industrial applications, bringing key expertise to the deployment of our operational products and services. James sees the integration of increasing solar and storage as a singularly critical technology challenge of the next 10 years. Connect on LinkedIn.

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Dr. Nick Engerer

CTO Canberra, ACT, Australia

Nick is an expert in the field of solar radiation and distributed solar PV modelling, and has co-founded Solcast out of a sincere desire to enable others to build the solar-powered future. Nick displays an unusual level of passion for developing applied research projects and collaborating with industry to make BIG ideas a reality. Read more about Dr. Engerer’s scientific papers. Follow Nick on Twitter. Connect on LinkedIn.

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Ben King

CCO Sydney, Australia

Ben is a growth driver whose entrepreneurial instincts and adaptive thinking led him to found multiple businesses before joining Solcast. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance & Accounting) from the University of Technology Sydney. Ben is passionate about solving complex problems, and is keenly focused on the challenges of increasing the penetration of renewables into the grid. Connect on LinkedIn.

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Harry Jack

Lead Modeller Sydney, Australia

Harry is Solcast’s lead modeller and forecast systems engineer. Harry holds a BEng (Hons I) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, and a Grad. Dip. in Meteorology from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). He has worked as an operational Meteorologist and as a forecast systems scientist at the BoM.

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Michael Palmer

Development Team Lead Sydney, Australia

Michael is a Software Developer with 12+ years of experience designing and delivering consumer and enterprise applications. Michael is focused on helping customers access our products and profit from the economic and environmental benefits of solar forecasting.

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Dr. Hugh Cutcher

Data Scientist Sydney, Australia

Hugh is a Data Scientist at Solcast. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons. I) in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Combustion from University of Sydney. Hugh believes that renewable energy is critical to ensuring a cleaner and safer world going forward and is excited to play a part in helping fulfil that potential.

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Steve Elliott

Software Developer Canberra, Australia

Steve is a Software Developer with 30+ years of experience designing and delivering high-performance systems for modelling and database analysis. Steve is focused on implementing fast, efficient and robust backend systems to help our modellers and customers access our products quickly and reliably.