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Request for Information: Improving Accuracy of Solar Forecasting

Funding: No funding available; request for information only

Open Date: 01/05/2012

Close Date: 02/03/2012

Funding Organization: SunShot Initiative

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000637

Summary:

DOE is soliciting feedback on ways to improve the accuracy of solar forecasting models as they relate to integrating high penetrations of photovoltaic systems onto the utility grid. This request for information (RFI) also seeks to gather information on uniform and comprehensive metrics to standardize solar forecasting. Accurate solar forecasts are essential for power system operators to ensure grid reliability.

Respondents are asked to comment on the questions in the RFI.  Respondents are also encouraged to comment on the importance of accurate forecasting and universal metrics, as well as your organization's anticipated interest in participating in a possible funding opportunity.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

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Last updated: 01/06/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.