18 March 2019
Proa Analytics will lead an ARENA funded project demonstrating its advanced, solar forecasting system at three Australian solar farms. The Proa Forecasting System was 100% developed in Australia for Australian conditions. It combines state-of-the-art ground based, digital imaging with geostationary satellite and other data. The three partnering solar farms will provide a valuable demonstration of Proa’s technology across Australia’s diverse climate:
- the Kidston Solar Farm with Genex Power in tropical, Far North Queensland;
- the Oakey 1 Solar Farm with Canadian Solar in sub-tropical South East Queensland;
- the Bannerton Solar Farm with Foresight Group Australia in temperate, Northern Victoria.
Victor Depoorter, Proa Analytics co-founder and Technical Director said:
“Improved forecasts of solar farm power output will reduce energy costs whilst helping more renewables to enter the market. We are therefore very excited to demonstrate our state-of-the-art forecasting technologies with our partners.”
Harrison Hoolihan, Genex Power Senior Associate said:
“As a leading renewable energy company, Genex Power understands the benefits that improved forecasts will have for solar farms and the entire electricity market, and we look forward to working with Proa Analytics on this project.”
Tully Robertson, Technical Portfolio Manager at Foresight Group Australia said:
“Advanced solar forecasts will improve grid operations and reduce frequency regulation costs for solar farms, and so Foresight is excited to partner with Proa Analytics to demonstrate this new forecasting technology.”
Overview of Proa Forecasting System
Kidston Solar Farm in far north Queensland will be one of the locations for the forecasting demonstration project, in partnership with Genex Power which owns and operates the solar farm. (Photo courtesy: Genex Power).
About Proa Analytics
Proa Analytics (proaanalytics.com) creates tools to understand energy systems. In response to the need to better manage the integration of solar technologies into the grid, Proa Analytics has developed advanced and innovative solutions to model and forecast solar PV generation in Australia. Proa Analytics is an Australian company of engineers and scientists led by Matthew Jeppesen and Victor Depoorter.
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