Climate & Weather Forecasting
AzRISE is working with two partnering efforts for solar forecasting:
Solar Forecasting by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences (Eric Betterton and Mike Leuthold) in partnership with TEP. Forecasting of wind and cloud motion at specific TEP solar fields, using numerical weather prediction (NWP) models and analysis of satellite images.
Watt-Sun: A multi-scale, multi-model, machine-learning solar forecasting technology: AzRISE is part of a private-public collaboration led by IBM with Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Northrup Grumman, Northeastern University, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Watt-Sun collaborates with TEP, Green Mountain Power, Juwi Solar Inc., Petra Solar, CALISO, and NEISO to develop a national program to predict solar power generation wire with high temporal and spatial resolution, based on advanced NOAA models and AzRISE ground-based measurement.
Funding UA and TEP
Christian Bokrand (FGCU)