DOE Invests $12 Million to Improve Solar Forecasting

By [email protected] Just before Christmas, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a new round of funding for projects that advance solar forecasting technologies. Eight projects were awarded a total of $12 million. Add the cost-share requirements for awardees and the total value of the projects comes to $14.6 million of public and private sector investment.

“These projects will address a critical gap in our research, which is knowing precisely how much solar electricity to expect at any given hour on any given day,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement.

The new tranche of funding builds upon projects funded by the Energy Department

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