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Proa Analytics solar forecasting ARENA project

Proa Analytics will lead a two year ARENA funded project demonstrating its advanced, solar forecasting system at three Australian solar farms.

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Proa Analytics is proud to lead an ARENA funded project demonstrating its advanced, solar forecasting system at three Australian solar farms.

The Proa Forecasting System was 100% developed in Australia for Australian conditions. It combines state-of-the-art ground based, digital imaging with geostationary satellite and other data. The three partnering solar farms will provide a valuable demonstration of Proa’s technology across Australia’s diverse climate:

 

“Improved forecasts of solar farm power output will reduce energy costs whilst helping more renewables to enter the market. We are therefore very excited to demonstrate our state-of-the-art forecasting technologies with our partners.”

— Victor Depoorter, Proa Analytics co-founder and Technical Director.

 

“As a leading renewable energy company, Genex Power understands the benefits that improved forecasts will have for solar farms and the entire electricity market, and we look forward to working with Proa Analytics on this project.”

— Harrison Hoolihan, Genex Power Senior Associate.

“Advanced solar forecasts will improve grid operations and reduce frequency regulation costs for solar farms, and so Foresight is excited to partner with Proa Analytics to demonstrate this new forecasting technology.”

— Tully Robertson, Technical Portfolio Manager at Foresight Group Australia.

 

Overview of Proa Forecasting System

 

Kidston Aerial Photo

Kidston Solar Farm (Image courtesy Genex Power).

 

We combine multiple methods to provide an optimal combined solar forecast for all time scales.

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