The Future of the NREL Solar Prospector and Public Solar Data

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Solar Prospector Sunsetting As many of you have heard, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be sunsetting the Solar Prospector tool. The Solar Prospector tool was last updated in 2012 by NREL and its purpose was to provide mapping and data analysis in support of solar project development across…

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How to validate PV fleet forecast accuracy when you cannot directly measure it

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The capacity of behind-the-meter PV systems is growing steadily. Figure 1 illustrates that there is over 5 GW of PV in California alone. The number is continuing to increase. The result is that behind-the-meter PV fleet forecasts are becoming increasingly important for utility operations. The impact of behind-the-meter PV production…

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