In order to achieve climate targets, renewables must be expanded rapidly. In the near future, electricity production from renewables will exceed the load. Either the electricity is stored for later use or the plants are shut down. In a new study, we calculated the optimum between curtailment and storage.
Planning and using a solar energy system requires reliable information about the solar resource. As a guide through the sometimes complex subject and the various data sources, the 3rd Edition of the "Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications" has now been published.
Researchers get access to a unique dataset on global irradiation and sky conditions collected at three sites in Switzerland. Scientists are now invited to develop their own AI algorithms to predict solar radiation, and potentially optimize solar-power generation systems.