National Center for Atmospheric Research

HyRef Technology Revolutionizes Renewable Energy Forecasting

BM has long been known for building some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, but what happens when it applies advanced modeling to solving the intermittency of renewable energy?

The answer is “Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecasting,” a new technology already online in China that produces accurate local weather and renewable energy forecasts as far as one month in advance, down to 15-minute increments.

Breakthrough Renewable Energy Forecasting Coming To US Grid By 2015

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is adding to its already impressive list of renewable energy innovations with a new two-year plan to develop custom forecasting systems for wind and solar generation.

NCAR scientists and engineers will develop technology to predict sudden changes in wind speed, enable wind farm operators to curtail turbines before potentially damaging icy conditions, and predict the amount of energy generated by small-scale solar panel installations.