Task 46
Task 46
SHC Task 46

Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting

Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting

Overview

This Task will address four basic objectives in improving our understanding of solar resources:

  1. Evaluating solar resource variability that impacts large penetrations of solar technologies; 
  2. Standardizing and integrating procedures for data bankability;
  3. Improving procedures for short-term solar resource forecasting, and
  4. Advancing solar resource modeling procedures based on physical principles.
Task Information

DURATION
June 2011June 2016
 

OPERATING AGENT
Dr. David S. Renné
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
+1/303/517 8290
drenne@mac.com

What's New
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