Awardee: Clean Power Research
Location: Napa, CA
SubprogramSystems Integration
Funding ProgramSolar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE)
ProjectIntegration of Behind-the-Meter PV Fleet Forecasts into Utility Grid System Operations

Four major research objectives were completed over the course of this study. Three of the objectives were to evaluate three, new, state-of-the-art solar irradiance forecasting models. The fourth objective was to improve the California independent system operator’s load forecasts by integrating behind-the-meter photovoltaic forecasts.