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

If you would like a quotation for an Enterprise package, please email sales@solcast.com

You can reach James or Nick via email at james@solcast.com or nick@solcast.com


The Old Post Office Suite 2, 109 Norton Street Leichhardt, NSW 2040 Australia


Ground Floor, 490 Northbourne Avenue Dickson, ACT 2602 Australia


22 Montrose Street Glasgow, G1 1RE Scotland UK

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James Luffman

CEO Sydney, NSW, 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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Darren Reid

Senior Developer & Architect Canberra, ACT, Australia

Darren is a Software Developer with broad experience designing and building large scale products and services to government as well as software tools for other developers. Darren brings these skills and expertise to Solcast with a strong desire to see solar electricity generation grow in Australia and around the world.

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Harry Jack

Lead Modeller Glasgow, Scotland

Harry is Solcast’s lead modeller and forecast systems engineer, and is based in Glasgow, Scotland. 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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Scott Rowe

Sky Modeller Sydney, Australia

Scott is a systems engineer with experience in meteorology and oceanography spanning 15 odd years. He holds a joint BSc (Hons I) degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of NSW. Acutely aware of the myriad of challenges facing the global environment in the coming decades, he hopes to play a more constructive role in reducing carbon emissions.

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Jared McCorkindale

Developer Canberra, Australia

Jared has been shipping software professionally for the past 6 years. He holds a double degree in Information Technology and Business from Charles Sturt University. Jared is passionate about solving challenging problems and is excited to be involved in building a renewable energy future.

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Michael Palmer

Software Developer 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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Ricardo Antunes

Data Scientist Glasgow, Scotland

Ricardo is a Data Scientist at Solcast based in Glasgow, Scotland. He holds a degree in Marine Biology and a PhD in Zoology. Ricardo worked for 15 odd years in academic research and wildlife conservation applying signal processing and statistical modelling to a wide variety of problems and data types. Ricardo believes in the use of renewable energy plays a major role in reducing the impacts of human activity on the planet.