WCPEC-8 Side Event: Solar Resource and Forecast Data for Planning and Operating PV Plants (IEA PVPS Task 16)

27 September 2022 - 13:30 - 15:00
WCPEC-8, Milan

As the penetration of PV increases, improved accuracy and finer spatial and temporal resolution of solar data sets are needed to optimize the performance of these technologies in the energy system of a region or country. PVPS Task 16 will present the solar resource benchmark as a metric for the quality of solar resources, followed by an update on state of the art forecasting techniques including probabilistic solar forecasts. Finally, the latest work on Firm PV Power will be summarized, which strategically combines solar forecasting with optimally overbuilt PV plants in conjunction with storage systems.


Firm PV Power
Jan Remund, Meteotest, Switzerland

Firm PV Power
Marc Perez, Cleanpower Res., USA

ASI Benchmark (general, ramps)
Andreas Kazantzidis, Universit of Patras, Greece

Benchmark of satellite and NWP derived solar resource
Elena Collino, RSE, Italy

Probabilistic solar forecast (WRF)
Manajit Sengupta, NREL, USA

Solar resources for cities (solar cadastres)
Philippe Blanc, Mines Paristech, France

Solar resources for cities (solar cadastres)
R. Amaro, Mines Paristech, France