Emerging Renewables Program – predicting cloud movements to maximise solar PV use

Fulcrum3D’s approach combines fit-for-purpose camera hardware with specialised algorithms to predict changes in PV energy output using cloud characteristics and velocities. Effectively predicting solar PV output means diesel generators can be switched on before production drops, smoothing energy delivery and potentially allowing more solar to be used.

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Start date September 2014

Fulcrum3D – Lead organisation