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A collection of our current and past announcements, events and thoughts on everything related to the solar-powered future.

Low Rooftop Solar PV Power Outputs in South Australia
16 May 2017

Low Rooftop Solar PV Power Outputs in South Australia

This example highlights the important of having quality solar forecasting data for rooftop solar sites included in the load forecasting models for areas with high penetrations of rooftop solar.

Author: James Luffman

Seeing Solar Intermittency as Opportunity
12 May 2017

Seeing Solar Intermittency as Opportunity

But I want to challenge you to change your mindset, and change the game. Let's view intermittency as the opportunity it really is. Technology can solve the intermittency "problem" and the companies that do so will create value. The obstacle is the way.

Author: Dr. Nick Engerer

Solar Forecasting for Energy Storage and Electricity Networks
03 May 2017

Solar Forecasting for Energy Storage and Electricity Networks

My Solar and Storage 2017 talk entitled "Solar forecasting support for Australia energy networks & markets via the Solcast API" will cover our experience working with 11 Aussie distribution networks and our vision for providing them solutions to solar intermittency.

Author: Dr. Nick Engerer

The important role of solar forecasting in Australia
21 February 2017

The important role of solar forecasting in Australia

With such high penetrations of small-scale solar present across Australia and several new large solar farms in the pipeline, Solcast believes that solar forecasting technology will be important for maintaining predictability and stability in our power system.

Author: Dr. Nick Engerer

Solar Forecasting Accuracy Transparency
16 January 2017

Solar Forecasting Accuracy Transparency

In my role as CEO of Solcast, I've been directing my team to think more like the customer, and as a result, Solcast has been working to make the accuracy of its solar power forecasting highly visible. We are now storing our 1-hour ahead forecasts for everywhere in the world, and making them available to our customers & users in real time.

Author: James Luffman