How to boost renewables on the grid? IBM says combining big data analytics and weather modeling technology to predict output of individual turbines will help.
Weather gurus look to give solar plant operators three-day forecasts that break down expected sunlight and power production by 15-minute increments.
We examine in this feature why forecasting the weather is more and more crucial to making renewable energy efficient and compatible with the power grid.
If EnergizAir has its way, weather forecasts will include a report on how much clean energy is being produced based on the conditions.
Three universities have teamed up to create a network of observation points across the West Coast and Hawaii to help forecast solar energy patterns.
The solar power plant that President Obama recently visited features devices that improve forecasting and trim the need for backup power.
Stanford researchers find that sophisticated weather modeling for offshore wind farms could significantly increase and smooth energy production.
Factoring in atmospheric stability—not just wind speed—can help operators better estimate how much power a wind farm can generate, researchers say.
Researchers at are investigating data monitoring methods and equipment to help grid operators better manage wind power in extreme weather events.
A $646,661 state grant to UC Davis will be used to develop better forecasting models for Tehachapi wind farms, making life easier for grid operators.
UC Davis researchers win a grant to develop and implement a tool for forecasting big, sudden shifts in wind speed, which can cause havoc for grid operators.