Solar energy forecast validation for extended areas & economic impact of forecast accuracy

This article evaluates the accuracy of solar energy forecasts as a function of geographic footprint ranging from a single point to regions spanning several hundred km. The forecast models that are evaluated include SolarAnywhere®, ECMWF, GFS, HRRR, NDFD and satellite-based cloud motion. The forecast time horizons range from one hour ahead to 2 days ahead… CONTINUE READING